About 45 Youth Success Academy (YSA) students lined up outside the Floyd County campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) on Monday June 14 and Walker County Campus on Tuesday June 15 to receive their GEDÂ® degrees.
The students walked the blue carpet to receive their awards from YSA staff, who worked with them throughout the GEDÂ® program. After receiving their award and turning their tassels, they turned to celebrate in front of their friends and family by socially distancing themselves throughout the parking lot.
âWe are proud of these students and all they have accomplished,â said Erick Hopper, YSA Youth Services Instructor II at the Floyd County Campus (FCC), at Monday’s ceremony.
Danielle Brown, YSA Youth Services Instructor at Walker County Campus (WCC), echoed her colleague’s praise to friends and family gathered at the ceremony on Tuesday.
âThrough our partnership with GNTC and the Northwest Georgia Regional Development Center, we are able to offer this program at no cost to our students,â said Brown. “These students have overcome a lot to be here today.”
LaRae Eveans, YSA Youth Education Assistant on WCC, recognized two graduates who were unable to attend Tuesday’s ceremony because they had joined the military. Justin Rawlins enlisted in the US Marines and Timothy Bell enlisted in the US Navy.
GNTC Youth Success Academy graduates are listed.
Floyd County Campus:
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Walker County Campus:
The Youth Success Academy offers several programs, including GEDÂ® diploma tests. The academy helps out-of-school youth aged 18-24 with their college expenses. It also helps with college enrollment and helps gain experience in different career areas. For more information, contact the YSA on the Floyd County Campus at 706-295-6940 and the YSA on the Walker County Campus at 706-764-3783.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality vocational training to citizens of Northwestern Georgia. Students have the option of earning an associate degree, diploma or certificate in business, health, industry or public service. Last year, 11,820 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and non-credit programs. GNTC has an annual credit enrollment of 8,591 students and an additional 3,229 staff in adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start. For more information on GNTC, visit www.GNTC.edu. The GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an equal opportunity institution.