Delaware County Community College will be teaming up with J. Lewis Crozer Library in Chester to offer residents an opportunity to further their education through the college General Educational Development (GED) program.
The program, which is funded by a federal grant issued by the PA Department of Education and the Bureau of Adult Basic Literacy Education, enables residents to a brighter future by completing their education.
The mission of the program is to teach basic skills and assist learners in developing life and job readiness skills in order to move into the workforce, training programs and higher education. This program is designed to improve basic skills in reading comprehension, writing and math in preparation for the examinations. High school graduates may attend to improve job skills or prepare for college entrance exams.
“Our GED program goal is to create a direct channel between students who complete the GED test and higher education,” explains Karen Kozachyn, Associate Dean of Community and Corporate Education. “The faculty and staff support students by connecting them with peer mentors and career counselors in hopes that they would continue their education at the College.”
The classes will be held at the library on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Classes will include reading comprehension, writing, basic math skill review and GED test preparation. The program is open to residents 18-years and older who have not gone through the traditional primary and secondary education process. The GED classes will cover Social Studies, Science, Literature, Writing and Math.
“I think it’s a good idea for Chester to be teaming up with Delaware County Community College to offer residents a chance to receive their GED,” said Ariyana Hudson, former participant of the GED program. “I had my daughter at a young age and wasn’t fortunate to graduate from high school, but I knew I wanted to further my education. I participated in the GED program at the library in Chester last year and I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions I ever made.
“The program really helps you improve your skills as well as prepare you for a better future. The staff is really great. They explain everything thoroughly and if you need additional help in certain areas they are willing to work with you. I really appreciate them for everything that they have done for me and it is experience I will never forget.”
Schedules and class request forms may be obtained at the J. Lewis Crozer Library or at any Delaware County Community College location. Pre-registrations for the classes are required. No-walk-ins will be accepted.
For more information on the GED classes, call (484) 237-6244.