CLARKSTON, GA – A company that places employees in specialized fields like manufacturing, healthcare, information technology and others saw the potential in investing in Georgia Piedmont’s adult education program to help build the future workforce. On Tuesday, Softpath System, LLC presented the Georgia Piedmont Technical College Foundation with a check for $2,760. The Foundation will, in turn, provide vouchers that will help more than a dozen adult ed students cover the cost of their GED tests.
Associate Vice President of Human Resources for Softpath said he was “very appreciative” of the opportunity to contribute to the betterment of these students’ lives. Georgia Piedmont Technical College President Dr. Tavarez Holston said GPTC is very excited about the partnership with Softpath and added, “these are hopes and dreams that the students have for themselves and their families; we’re just glad to be part of it.”
In Georgia, the cost to take all four sections of the GED runs $184, which can be cost-prohibitive for many. The generosity of Softpath means 15 individual students will be able to move forward without the burden of paying for the tests.