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receives literacy mini-grantLiteracy Grant

Ogeechee Technical College was recently notified that the College’s Adult Education program has been approved as a recipient of a Federal adult education mini-grant for Fiscal Year 2011.  Dr. Josephine Reed-Taylor, Deputy Commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia, notified Dr. Dawn Cartee, president of Ogeechee Tech, about the $25,000 award.

“We want to congratulate you for your efforts on behalf of the citizens of Georgia.  More than ever we need to strengthen the literacy skills of those in our communities to make a strong Georgia,” stated Reed-Taylor. 

According to Dr. Ben Thompson, OTC’s vice-president for Economic Development, the College will use the funds from the grant to focus on a number of initiatives, which include:

Transition to Postsecondary Grant
These funds will be used to enhance our Adult Education student to transition to OTC’s credit programs. 

Technology Assistance Grant
These funds will be used to purchase new computers and update software that will focus on improving literacy skills of adult students.

Materials and Supplies Grant
These funds will be used to purchase materials and supplies to augment resources of the adult education program.

Grants for Other Areas of Need to Improve Program Outreach and Performance
These funds are for outreach initiatives to support recruitment and retention of adult learners.

Ogeechee Technical College serves Adult Education needs through literacy training at centers in Statesboro at 8 Joseph E. Kennedy Boulevard, in Claxton at 107 Duval Street, and in Sylvania at 107 South Community Drive, in addition to other sites.  “We are pleased to provide these targeted resources to assist in efforts to attain a ‘Fully Literate Georgia’ ready for work, strong communities, and strong families,” stated Reed-Taylor.

“Our Adult Education and literacy efforts are the foundation for improving lives for those who lack the most basic skills needed to pursue their education.  Reading is the basis on which so much learning is built, and offering the opportunity to gain proficiency in reading skills is helping start someone on the road to achieving an education, employability, and success in life,” stated Cartee.  Thompson echoed Cartee’s thoughts, and said, “The first step in being able to pursue an education is often the most difficult for those who lack the ability to read.  Helping them overcome that first major hurdle can be very significant to their future success.”

For information on OTC’s Adult Education program, call (912) 871-1721.

 

 

Contact: Barry Turner
Executive Director for Public Relations
Phone: (912) 688-6958
Email: bturner@ogeecheetech.edu

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