What services are offered? Individuals enroll in ABLE to prepare to take the GED test and improve their basic skills. Individuals, even those with a high school diploma, can attend ABLE to improve their skills to the level needed to enter college or other advanced training.
How does someone get started? All ABLE students must complete an orientation session. Orientations are scheduled at various times and various locations. Call Cheryl Hagerty, ABLE Coordinator, at 740-389-4636 ext. 223 to schedule an orientation session or 888-389-ABLE (2253) you can also contact Cheryl by E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who is eligible?
ABLE classes are available to all residents who are at least 18 years of 18 and are officially withdrawn from high school. Students who are 16 or 17 may enroll if they are officially withdrawn from high school and provide documentation of official withdrawal from school (e.g. GED Age Waiver Form or official school letterhead singed by superintendent or designee.)
How long will a person
need to participate?
The time a person needs to reach their goal depends on many factors. Progress in the ABLE program is not measured by the hours of instruction, but rather by the skills learned.
When is the program available?
There are sessions available during the day, afternoon, and evening depending upon the location. There is also an on-line program available. Contact the coordinator for site specific information.
ABLE is not just GED. What do you mean by that?ABLE is not just for GED test preparation. Whether you need to retake the OGT’s, take the COMPASS test or take a test for promotions or job opportunities, ABLE can provide instructional services to assist you in preparing for any of those tests. For people who are planning on enrolling in college, there are specific courses designed to improve your writing or math skills. These transitional courses are held at MTC. Registration is required for these non-credit courses, but there is no charge.
Try out some of these websites and get a sense of how you might do on the GED test.
Having keyboarding and computer skills will be an important part of passing the GED test in the future as it will be available only in a CBT (Computer Based Test) format starting in January, 2014. If you need to practice your typing skills, click here to view a variety of free websites to help you learn and practice your typing skills.
Current ABLE sites
- Cardington Lincoln Public Library
128 East Main Street
Monday and Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Mt. Gilead Public Library
41 East High Street
Tuesday and Wednesday 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 5:15 to 7:45 p.m.
- Wyandot County Job and Family Services
120 East Johnston Street
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9:00 to 12:00 noon
Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
- Goodwill Education & Training Center
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 9:00 to 12:00 noon
Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.