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Rock Valley College launches new GED to Careers program

April 13, 2011

Staff Report

The Rock Valley College Adult Education Department is launching a new program called GED to Careers.

The program is designed to help students obtain their GED certification while also teaching them life and job skills.

Additional goals of this new program are to encourage and assist students to move on to advanced training or education, help students develop an appreciation for lifelong learning, help students earn occupational certification in various skilled trades, and help students gain employment or improve their current earnings with a better job.

Who can enroll?

– Youth between the ages of 17-21

– Youth who are authorized to work in the U.S.

– Those who are in compliance with the Selective Service requirements (for males 18 years of age or older born after Dec. 21, 1959)

– Youth who meet the federal government’s low-income eligibility guidelines

– Youth who have not completed high school

If you’re a foster child, homeless or a runaway, are pregnant or parentingResidents of Boone/Winnebago counties

For more information, please contact Tiana Cooper at (815) 921-2008.

From the April 13-19, 2011 issue

One Comment

  1. John Penn

    April 14, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    RPS205 Superintendent LaVonne Sheffield trashed Rockford in her State of the Schools address, at the December Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

    Tiana Cooper, an administrator with Rock Valley, commented in the Rockford Register Star she appreciated the bluntness of Sheffield’s speech, dubbed “Having the courage to put children first.” “She showed exactly that, which was very encouraging to hear.”

    Rock Valley College launches new GED to Careers program using workforce Investment grant money.

    Tiana supports Sheffield and now Rock Valley College benefits from the downward spiral of education Sheffield set up for Rockford and benefits from students dropping out of RPS205 schools. Small world!

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