A New Name For An Important Group Of Programs

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Forsyth Tech recently announced that the college’s Adult Literacy programs, which formerly fell under the title of Basic Skills, would now be referred to as College and Career Readiness. According to Michael Harris, Dean of College and Career Readiness, this new name “better reflects the college’s mission of providing quality training to all citizens no matter where they start academically.” Harris explains that the goal is to convey that these programs can give students the essential skills (such as a high school diploma or mastering the English Language) to enter the workforce as a skilled worker, earning a National Credential for the workforce known as the Career Readiness Certificate. And, if the student chooses, these programs also offer a convenient gateway to the college to pursue more education and training.

To accomplish these goals, the College and Career Readiness programs offer various pathways for students to achieve their learning objectives. These pathways include:

  • Adult High School Program
  • High School Equivalency Diploma Program
  • Career Preparedness Program
  • College Preparedness Program
  • English as a Second Language Program

“These programs offer opportunities for anyone at any age to further their education and get ahead in life,” Michael Harris says. He adds that students who are actively completing a track of study have the opportunity to receive scholarship assistance and job search services.

To learn more about the College and Career Readiness pathways, please contact Michael Harris at mharris@forsythtech.edu.