Georgia Northwestern Technical College has been awarded a $165,000 grant through the Northwest Georgia Re-gional Commission that will allow an expansion of adult education for eligible workers who have been displaced from their jobs.

This grant will aid GNTC’s service area which includes Catoosa, Walker, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon and Polk counties.

Program services will include 20 hours a week of instruction for refreshing basic academic skills, preparing for the GED test, learning English language skills and upgrading Georgia Work Ready Certificate skill levels to meet requirements for new employment.

Screening for participants began Jan. 11. Eligible participants will receive their books at no cost, and a GED Testing scholarship when they post passing scores on the official GED practice test between Jan. 11 and June 30.

Classes will be taught in Calhoun, LaFayette, Ringgold, Rockmart, Rock Spring, Rome, Rossville, Summerville and Trenton, in facilities associated with GNTC.

Walker County Messenger