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ABLE | What is ABLE | ABLE Sites | ABLE Orientation Schedule | ABLE Student Handbook

What are ABLE classes?

To get a good job today, you need strong academic and workforce skills. ABLE classes are for adults who need to improve math, writing and reading skills in order to find a job, prepare for training programs or for college or study for the G.E.D. Tests.

To join ABLE classes:
1.Complete a 6 hour orientation. See the ABLE Orientation schedule.
2.Get your ABLE class assignment from your orientation leader.
3.Organize your transportation, child care and other duties so you can attend all classes.
4.Start attending classes at your assigned location.

Who may enroll in ABLE classes?
Adults 18 and older may enroll. Those 16 or 17 must bring a signed letter from the superintendent or his designee indicating withdrawal from school. No children are allowed.

Classes are voluntary
Classes are for adults who want to attend. Staff time is given to student improvement. We will not supply attendance records to employers, referring agencies, caseworkers, etc.

What will I study?
Most ABLE students need to learn basic math and writing skills. As students master basic skills, they will be given more advanced material. Skills are taught in a group setting and on computers. Students are given review work to complete at home.

Are there attendance requirements?
Yes. Students who enroll in ABLE classes are expected to attend classes faithfully. Students who cannot commit to a regular class schedule can join a “study hall” site. They will work independently with workbooks or computers. A staff person is there to answer questions.

What if I can’t attend any of the MTC ABLE class times or sites?
There are ABLE programs in surrounding counties that might have other class options.

How long will this take?
That depends on you and what you need to learn to reach your goals. Please remember that it takes time to learn and master any skill. ABLE staff members want to help students complete their goals as quickly as possible. Most sites offer six to eight week sessions. Students may take a break after completing a session and rejoin at a later session.

What if I need to pass the G.E.D. Tests?
It is not necessary to take classes in order to take the G.E.D. Tests.

Please read the G.E.D. Test requirements found at  You are responsible for applying, registering and choosing a test site. All G.E.D. Test registration is handled only online.


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