Educating for Employment

Lacking a high school diploma or a GED means trying four times as hard to find a good job, often with frustrating results. Our adult education program connects individuals with the opportunity to close employability gaps by earning a GED diploma.

Adult Education graduates who take and pass the GED exam will have earned a SC High School Equivalency Diploma. In addition to providing a full cap-and-gown graduation ceremony, the program provides other follow-up services to help graduates make the most of the new opportunities available to them.

How it Works

Adult Education is a self-paced GED preparation program.  Interested students, who are at least 17 years old, can enroll by taking the placement test anytime during our program hours.  No appointment is needed and there is no cost to enroll.  For additional questions, please call 864-335-2604.

Participants can then study on their own schedule, as their work and family responsibilities allow.  United Ministries provides one-on-one tutoring and study materials for use on-site, and pays all but $20 of each participant’s $150 testing fees.

Puckett Center for Economic Mobility Hours:
Mon, Tues, Thurs: 8:30am – 4:30pm; Wednesday: 8:30am – Noon

Order a duplicate GED diploma or transcript here.

New students joined the Adult Education program.

Last Year:

Individuals passed the GED exam and earned a High School Equivalency Diploma, making it possible for them to enroll in college and find quality employment.
I went to see my counselor to tell him I felt like I had failed the test again. He said, ‘Let’s just see how you did.’ I didn’t even know the results were in. He said, ‘YOU DID IT!’ I said, ‘I PASSED?’ He said, ‘Yes,’ and we hugged and cried, knowing this had been a long hard struggle for me.
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United Ministries participants receive long-term one-on-one coaching to address all of the factors that have impacted employability. Coaching and coursework develops financial know-how, personal effectiveness, and job skills. We even continue to work with our participants after they are employed.

Do you have a place on your team for a United Ministries participant? Contact us today!