With the launch of the new test quickly approaching, the Good Neighbor Initiative has prepared curriculum and study tools for GED class attendees to use now so they have a head start for preparation classes beginning in January. Stevens-Henager College estimates the need for GED tutoring will increase in 2014 and are already taking names of students who are committed to preparing for the GED.
“Now is the time to schedule your prep classes for the GED exam,” said Stephanie Williamson, director of the Good Neighbor Initiative. “The changes in the GED exam are significant and people who did not complete high school will need tutoring to ensure success. The Good Neighbor Initiative is here for those students.”
The new GED test, which goes into effect in January, combines extensive writing, critical thinking and computer skills into the exam. Previously, the GED exam was focused on question and answer recall, but the new test requires that students understand, show examples for and reason nearly every answer.
Since the initiative launched in 2012, many GNI attendees have gone on to pursue additional higher education within their communities, strengthening their local economies and providing more stability for their families. The Good Neighbor Initiative wants the GED to be a springboard to higher education and better job opportunities.
The availability of specialized GNI classes varies by campus, depending on the needs of the community, but all on-ground campuses offer free GED preparation classes. Some of the specialized offerings include CPR, computer skills, employment workshops and more. To find out which GNI offerings are available in their area, community members should contact the campus closest to them.
Stevens-Henager College offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in healthcare, business, information technology and graphic arts. For more information about the Good Neighbor Initiative, visit www.gedtutoring.org or call 1-800-622-2640.