Adult Education

First Student on the Hall

On Tuesday morning, Brittany was the first student on the hall.  Even so, she muttered to herself about being late.  “I overslept, and I hate it when that happens!”  But oversleeping is only part of the story. Brittany is a manager and a planner. Before coming to class, Brittany gets her five-year-old off to school and…
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From Struggle to Inspiration

Riley is celebrating! She’s eighteen and is our seventh GED graduate for 2015! She will be starting classes at Greenville Tech in August – right on schedule with her high school graduating class. It’s certainly been a great accomplishment for Riley. She left high school when she was seventeen. Her story is full of so…
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Positive Attitude Pays Off

Matt is a great example of how a positive attitude and a very strong work ethic can pay off. He held several jobs in the concrete business before starting his own business. Unfortunately, he did not have a lot of training in how to run a business, and he struggled with the administrative side, such…
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Pursuing Financial Stability Through Education

Asked recently what I do for a living, I offered up that I teach the GED. “Oh, so you work with the drop-outs. The bad kids”, my questioner clarified. “NO!” I said emphatically. “That’s not who I work with at all.” I work with Monica, a teenager forced to quit school to help with the…
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From Our Friends at Triune

Triune Mercy Center has long been a partner in our efforts to the help the homeless of Greenville County.  Last Thursday we were honored to have Rev. Deb Richardson-Moore, Executive Director for Triune, attend our semi-annual GED graduation and introduce one of our participant speakers.  Here’s is Rev. Richardson-Moore’s letter about the evening:    I am on…
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Adult Education: A Look Back At 2011

2011 followed a record-setting year in the Adult Education program, as 2010 closed out with 407 GED graduates and 1,107 newly enrolled students.  407 individual lives were changed by obtaining a GED which then afforded the opportunity to explore higher paying jobs, college courses, and job training programs.  The previous year’s success was going to be hard to top.     Still,…
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United Way for United Ministries

Forms are completed, pledges are turned in, and dollars are being counted.  If you live anywhere near Greenville County, you have undoubtedly heard, seen, or been involved with the 2011 United Way campaign.  The campaign is officially over, but we want to once more highlight the video that helped draw attention to both the need to give…
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Work Keys

The Learning Center has added another component to our programs.  In addition to GED preparation and employment readiness, we are now offering a free WorkKeys program.  We desire to equip students/job-seekers with the skills and credentials needed to obtain a job.  With many employers in the upstate requiring WorkKeys, it helps to connect our clients…
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