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GCCCA graduation ceremony set for May 27

Garden City Career Connection Academy (GCCCA) will hold its 2022 graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, May 27, in the Pauline Joyce Fine Arts Center Auditorium on the campus of Garden City Community College.

With over 400 students attending during this academic year, GCCCA provides instruction in English Language Acquisition (ELS) skills, citizenship, family literacy, digital literacy, and the General Equivalency Diploma (GED).

The GCCCA also partners with Tyson Foods to offer classes to Tyson employees on campus at Garden City Community College or on site at the Tyson plant.

“This year has been a tremendously exciting year for the GCCCA,” said Cary Conley, Director of Adult Education and Literacy. “We have persevered through Covid-19, seen an increase in enrollment, and expanded our offerings to other locations within the city such as East Garden Village. We are particularly thrilled that 50 GCCCA students will be graduating with their GED.”

According to a recent study by the National Center for Education Statistics, persons attaining a GED or high school diploma earned an average of $6,800 a year more than non-completers.

“The GED is equivalent to a high school diploma and can open doors for better employment, as well as allow access to financial aid should you choose to further your education beyond the GED,” Conley said.

To learn more about GCCCA, visit https://www.gcccks.edu/academics/divisions[1]folder/technical/gccca.aspx or contact 620-276-7600.