Chattanooga State no longer offers GED classes

Chattanooga State Community College's entrance is pictured in this Google photo.
photo Chattanooga State Community College's entrance is pictured in this Google photo.

Chattanooga State will no longer provide adult education in the Chattanooga area.

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has restructured its adult basic education services, going from providing 40 district sites to just eight. The Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Athens will be the new provider of services.

"Chattanooga State is sad that we're not going to be the provider," said Nancy Patterson, vice president of marketing and communication. "It's been our privilege to serve as a provider for Adult Basic Education in our community since 1987."

The reduction in district sites is expected to reduce the department's administration costs from $3.15 million to $2 million.

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