GTCC's POWER (Providing Opportunities for Workforce training and Education Review) program serves students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. POWER classes are focused on improving basic reading, math, computer and writing skills, as well as employability skills and career preparation.

 Students can receive more specific career training through our POWER Pathways classes. These courses give students the skills to find meaningful career or volunteer opportunities, promoting self-sufficiency. Learn more about POWER Pathways

 Placement in the POWER program is dependent upon students achieving valid assessment scores on a TABE or CASAS test. Students may enroll at any time during the semester after scheduling an individual orientation and completing an assessment.

 Interested in getting an Adult High School Diploma or GED? Visit our GED and Adult High School page

Frequently Asked Questions

Our courses are open to anyone in the community. However, if you are under the age of 18, you must obtain a minor release form from our department. Please contact your appropriate Guilford Technical Community College campus to obtain the form, or the link to the documentation follows:

Minor Release Form

That’s the best part.  This program is completely free!

You are required to attend the Adult Education program classes that you register for regularly. Students are expected to commit to attend at least 80% of your assigned class meeting times and to take periodic progress tests as required by the program for continued participation.

Once registered, students who do not meet our minimum attendance requirements and/or remain absent for 90 consecutive days will have to wait until the next July 1 in order to re-enter the program.

Students must also abide by the GTCC Code of Conduct to maintain good standing in our program.

Please follow the steps in our POWER Admissions process [PDF].

Download Application Packet

Greensboro Campus:
Krystal Gossett, ABE Coordinator
336-334-4822 Ext. 53049
Adult Education Building, Room
3505 E Wendover Ave
Greensboro, NC  27405
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High Point Campus:
Zeledith Blakely, Associate Dean
336-334-4822 Ext. 55017
Building H
901 S. Main St.
High Point, NC 27260
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Greensboro Campus:
3505 E Wendover Ave
Greensboro, NC 27405
Days: M, T, W, Th, F
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Please call 336-334-4822 Ext. 53107 for details.

High Point Campus:
901 S. Main St.
High Point, NC 27260
Days: Monday-Friday  8:30 - 11:30 am and Monday-Thursday 12:00 - 2:30 pm
Please call 336-334-4822 Ext. 55087 for details.

We also offer opportunities to study online for POWER students who have internet access, a device to use, and the ability to navigate online learning.

GTCC's Adult Education department can provide bus passes for students currently enrolled in and attending our classes.