Basic skills and job skills training, at the same time

GPTC’s Truist Bank Grant Career Pathways program gives Adult Education students the opportunity to continue their work toward earning a high school equivalency credential or improving their English language fluency (ESL) while gaining valuable job skills. Truist Bank has provided a grant for eligible students in DeKalb, Newton and Rockdale counties to complete short-term training programs in as little as five weeks. Funds will pay for books and supplies and help with certification costs.

Manufacturing Career Pathway

The Manufacturing READY program is an intensive, 5-week program that prepares individuals for success in the rewarding field of manufacturing. Participants who have little or no manufacturing experience can enter the workforce with new and in-demand skills.

Course delivery

Classes have flexible schedules. Instruction is delivered online and in person on campus. It is possible to gain entrance into the Manufacturing READY program, no matter where you start in the high school equivalency or English language programs.

Industry-recognized credentials

√ Upon successful completion, graduates may earn up to four (4) industry-recognized credentials:
• OSHA-10
• Basic Forklift Operator
• CPR, First-Aid and AED
• GeorgiaBEST-SoftSkills

Eligibility

√ Must be currently unemployed or underemployed
√ Must have reading and basic math skills (at least 6th grade level)
√ State ID
√ Social Security Card
√ Must be physically fit and able to lift 50 lbs.
√ Resident of DeKalb, Newton or Rockdale counties