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Central GA Technical College unveils new GED testing center

Twenty-three percent of adults 24 and older who live in Baldwin County do not have GED's or high school diplomas.

Central Georgia Technical College opened its GED testing center in Milledgeville Thursday, in hopes of reducing that.

After dropping out of school in the 10th grade and working jobs that got her nowhere, Heather Glisson says it was time to better her future.

"I have decided to get my GED and along with that, I'm taking Microsoft college classes," said Glisson.

As a single mother of two, providing for her family is her top priority.

"I've always wanted to be a lawyer," she said. "But I'm really good in computers, so some kind of computer technician or something."

And now Glisson has a chance Glisson says if the school wasn't near her home, she couldn't work toward her goal or be a good role model for her children.

"Basically, it's a better life for my kids. Maybe it'll encourage them by mama going to school. Maybe they'll say 'okay, I can do this," she said.

The four-part General Education Diploma test costs $140, a price Glisson says she can't afford. But she's taking free prep classes, which makes her eligible for a scholarship to pay for the exam. In December, she expects to graduate with her GED, another check off her list.

"I hope to see myself in a good job," she said. "Having my own house, my own transportation, everything that I've wanted and needed for my kids."

The center has several computers where students take their tests. The campus also offers classes toward associate degrees, high school diplomas and technical certificates in programs like Microsoft and barbering.

"It's like I'm finally accomplishing something," she said.

If you're interested in the GED prep courses or taking the test, give the testing center a call at 478-445-2230. Visit their website here.


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