Twenty-eight students in the Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) program recently graduated from Delaware County Community College’s General Educational Development (GED) program.
Held annually, the College’s GED graduation ceremony gives students the opportunity to be recognized and commended for their hard work, determination and dedication.
Along with family and friends, students listened as keynote speaker Therese Norton, of Avondale, spoke of her experiences after graduating from the GED program in 2011.
Norton is now a student at Delaware County Community College where she’s earning an associate of art degree.
Current graduates Joshua Grant, of Essington, and Fawna Williams, of Downingtown, also spoke to the audience about the importance of achieving this goal and how they hope it will impact their futures.
In program year 2011–12, more than 70 Delaware County Community College students obtained their GED certificate thanks to this free program, which is funded by a federal grant issued by the PA Department of Education and ABLE.
The program makes it possible for residents to complete their education, thereby opening doors to more career opportunities.
The program is open to residents 18 years and older who have not gone through the traditional primary and secondary education process. GED classes, taught in a classroom setting, cover social studies, science, literature, writing and math. Students also have access to a career counselor who provides guidance and recommendations throughout the program.
Applications for fall classes can be found online at www.dccc.edu/community-services/ged. For additional information about the program, please call Jody Harman at (484) 237-6244.