The Literacy Council offers FREE GED classes!

In partnership with Jefferson State Community College

Monday – Thursday

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Literacy Council office – 2301 1st Avenue North, Suite 102

Call 205-326-1925 for more information.

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Obtaining a GED certificate (or equivalent credential) can open doors to opportunities. Having a high school diploma or an equivalency credential can help you:

1. Get a job and earn more money.
Most employers look for applicants who have completed high school or their high school equivalency. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people with at least a high school-level education, are not only less likely to be unemployed, but they earn nearly $200 more per week, on average, than those without a high school-level of education.
2. Attend college or technical school.
Colleges and universities, two-year colleges, and technical schools all require a high school diploma or equivalent. Higher education can raise your potential earnings exponentially. People with professional degrees earned six times as much as people who did not earn a high school degree.
3. Stay on the straight and narrow. 

Crime and low literacy levels are closely related. According to the Justice Department, “The link between academic failure and delinquency, violence, and crime is welded to reading failure.” Seventy-five percent of state prison inmates did not complete high school or can be classified as low literate. Ninety-five percent of those incarcerated will be reintegrated into our communities. Research shows that educating inmates makes them 43 percent less likely to return to prison.

24 thoughts on “GED

  1. Hola, me gustaría saber si tiene el examen del GED en español y si No, donde puedo tomarlo si es que hay en español?

  2. Hello, I would like to enroll in the classes. I work from 6am-5pm, so I want to know what I can do.

  3. Hola. Lo siento por la respuesta tardía. ¿Todavía le gustaría saber sobre las clases de GED de TLC? También tenemos clases de inglés si estás interesado.

  4. Good morning, my name is Randle Wright and I work for a local nonprofit called OakTree Ministries. We have several people asking about Ged programs and I would like to speak to someone about what you guys have to offer.

  5. Hello, I am interested in being able to obtain the ged I would very much like to be able to enter the classes since I want to opt for other jobs, thanks in advance

  6. I’m an evacuee and I was relocated to New Orleans but I still wanted to enroll. Is it possible I can do everything online.

  7. Hello Tykesha! Yes! Our GED prep program is free. We offer it Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You must be 18 years or older. Please contact one of our GED instructors for more information and to set up a time to come in. Call 205-326-1925. Thank you for your interest.

  8. Hello do you all provide the actual GED test if so what age do you have to be to take it and how much is it.

  9. Hello my name is Nancy and I am interested in the GED classes and wanted to know if y’all do night school or only day school I want to persue my GED thank you

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