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You’ve got experience. You’ve had a career, or even two or three.

You’ve got no plans to slow down. What’s your next step?

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College’s (WGTC) Plus 50 program can help you change your career or learn a new skill; strengthen your current skills or develop new ones.

WGTC realizes that learning is lifelong and many people in our community want to attend classes or programs in order to begin a new career or obtain a degree. We offer courses in a variety of formats in order to fit into your busy lives. It’s up to you to take the next step to a rich, rewarding experience!

About the Plus 50 Completion Strategy

The American Association of Community Colleges’ (AACC) Plus 50 Completion Strategy on the Plus 50 Initiative, will help 9,000 older adults complete a community college degree or certificate. The strategy uses existing tools to help students over 50 who have had some college credits navigate through the college system, and aims to bring 40 percent of them to completion by 2014.

The Plus 50 Completion Strategy is funded with a four-year grant from Lumina Foundation. The grant to AACC is part of a commitment by Lumina Foundation involving 19 organizations working strategically to help adult learners complete college. The Lumina Foundation grant builds on the successful Plus 50 Initiative launched by AACC in 2008 and funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies. Support from The Atlantic Philanthropies augments the new Plus 50 Completion Initiative.

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For a listing of upcoming classes scheduled through the Economic Development Department for the Plus 50 Program, contact Connie Sumner, Vice President for Student Affairs, at 229-468-2033.


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For more information please contact:

Connie Sumner
Vice President for Student Affairs
Ben Hill-Irwin Campus
Room 628A
(229) 468-2033