The West Georgia Technical College Adult Education Division is embracing new opportunities this year, by placing a greater focus on helping students enrolled in GED preparation classes reach long-term goals like college degrees and meaningful careers.
Karen Kirchler, Vice President of Adult Education at West Georgia Technical College, speaks during a recent Adult Education staff development day, which brought together the entire Adult Education team from across the seven-county service area to focus on goals, new initiatives and program improvement.
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“We’re all dealing with change in all aspects of our lives, and change can be viewed as an obstacle or an opportunity.
We want to ensure that these instructors and administrators are able to inspire their students to reach for a higher future.” Kirchler said the division has always been focused on making sure graduates have viable options for the future, but with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act – which funds Adult Education programs – being in full effect now, some changes have been brought to the program.
The staff held its semi-annual development day recently, and Kirchler used the time to share information regarding the shift to a higher goal than just ensuring students have the knowledge to pass the four GED exams and invited a pair of leadership speakers to inspire the group.
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Mack and Ria Story, a married couple who have together written more than a dozen books, spoke on the opportunities presented by change in an organization.
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