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December 2, 2013

GED program changes lives: Free study and testing weekend starts Dec. 6



“I started taking classes four days a week. The math was what I struggled with the most, but the program has people that work with you one on one and won’t let you quit,” Collins said. “My 12 year-old daughter also helped me out with some of the stuff I had forgotten. The great thing about the weekend is, if you’re not where you need to be, they’ll work with you.”

Since earning his GED, Collins hopes to enter nursing school. He says he cannot wait to put on scrubs and pick up a clipboard.

The program has also played a major role in jumpstarting a future.  East Bernstadt resident Kaylee Cawood, 16, took advantage of a GED Extreme Weekend in late October and only has 20 points to go out of 2250 before earning her GED.

With her final exam out of the way, Cawood hopes to attend Somerset Community College and make the most of it.

“If you go into it with the right mind set, you can get stuff done,” Cawood said. “They have people that sit down with you and make sure you’re on the right track. Plus, the testing is free, which is great.”

Friday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. marks the beginning of the next GED Extreme Weekend. Instructors and staff at LCAEL are set to assess each student’s needs and provide a tailored strategy for success. Specific instruction will be given all day Saturday whereas Sunday will be devoted to the administration of the Official GED Examination.

“We have scheduled several test dates in December,” Hardman said. “There is still time for anyone interested in getting their GED to start and complete the process before the deadline, but they need to call us immediately.”

The GED Extreme Weekend will be held at the London Bennett Center Campus starting Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. Call (606) 878-9134 to register.

 If you have any questions about earning your GED, adult literacy, or English as a second language, call LCAEL’s London office at (606) 878-9134 or its Corbin office at (606) 528-0379.

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