The college will also hold its credit program graduation at 7 p.m. Thursday at the same location.
The keynote speaker for Tuesday’s GED graduation ceremony will be Ron Jackson, commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia. Prior to taking that position on Feb. 6, he served as interim commissioner and deputy commissioner.
According to Jackson, less than 10 percent of adults who could benefit from adult literacy programs are currently being served and more than 1 million adults in Georgia are without a high school or GED diploma.
“We know our future holds a workplace where the majority of jobs not only require a minimum of a GED or high school diploma, but also postsecondary education. If Georgia’s technical colleges are to have students, and employers are to have a qualified workforce, we need the partnership that our communities provide through Georgia’s certified literate community programs such as Griffin-Spalding County Literacy Commission,” Jackson said.
State Sen. Ronnie Chance, R-Tyrone, will deliver the commencement address at Thursday’s credit program graduation. Chance was first elected to the state Senate in 2004. In 2006, he was appointed Senate floor leader by Gov. Sonny Perdue.