Residents hoping to obtain a GED have a second location in Columbia County from which to choose.
Augusta Technical College recently began offering classes to help people obtain their GED at the Columbia County Alternative School in Grovetown. The classes are a partnership among the college, Columbia County schools and Family Connections of Columbia County.
The classes are free to the public and the college can accommodate about 15 to 20 students per session, said Julie Miller, the director of Family Connections.
The sole location in Columbia County for the classes had been Marvin United Methodist Church in Martinez.
Miller said it is a shared goal of the partnership to improve adult literacy in the area.
If demand continues to increase, a third site might be added in the Harlem area, Family Connections officials said.
Tests required to earn a GED are $65 and the cost is the pupil's responsibility.
Registration for the next class, which begins in mid-March, is open. Students must register in person with Augusta Tech and take a placement exam.
For more information about GED classes, call the Augusta Tech Adult Literacy Program at (706) 771-4131.
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