My employer, Atlanta Gas Light, and many other companies throughout Georgia recognize the need to remove the barrier of low literacy to have a workforce capable of meeting industry demand. The ultimate goal of literacy instruction is to build a person’s comprehension, writing skills and overall communication skills.
Communities throughout the state are convening, focusing and aligning efforts to create awareness, encourage adults with low literacy skills to attend free adult education and GED preparation classes, and teach parents the importance of talking and reading to their children.
Join me, especially during this National Literacy Month, in finding ways you can get your business, your community or yourself involved in this Campaign to End Low Literacy. For ideas about volunteering, please visit our webpage, galiteracycomm.org/resources.
Wendell Dallas is Vice President-Operations for Atlanta Gas Light and Chattanooga Gas, and Chair of Georgia’s State Workforce Development Board.