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April 19, 2013

GED program coming for city and CSH workers

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MILLEDGEVILLE —

CGTC will administer the curriculum and arrange instructors for GED training. Participants won’t have to travel helping maintain privacy.

Griffeth said six hours per week is the stock minimum, but the time spent working toward the GED certification depends on where individuals start. Learning assessments create pods of workers also giving them hours to finish date ratios. 

Participation isn’t mandatory though Boylan estimated at least 100 employees could enroll in this program.

“We are going to start with a group of employees showing interest,” Griffeth said. “Classes will be developed during their work day in a manner that appears like simply staff development for them.”

Those who aren’t far away from passing the GED go into prep as well as an accelerated opportunities program. The accelerated portion lets individuals earn college credit while obtaining the diploma.

“We think that will be an integral part of marketing this area to new employers coming in,” Griffeth said.

This adult literacy talk comes at the perfect time. Couch announced Wednesday Sunrise Medical Group from Miami, Fla. set a May 8 meeting with the CSHLRA concerning the Craig Center.

Sunrise operates group homes in Rome and Valdosta. They understand the patient load and want to come to Milledgeville, according to Couch.

“They are in the business of doing what the Craig Center does. Their CEO is very interested in seeing if there is a privatization opportunity here in Milledgeville where he could take some of the patient load and hire some of the employees out of Craig,” Couch said. 

One requirement is a high school diploma or GED, which lines up perfectly with the discussed work release educational options.

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