November 7, 2013

Washington, PA -– The current version of the GED test will expire on December 31, 2013. The current version, known as the 2002 Series GED test, will be replaced with the new 2014 GED test on January 2, 2014.

Area residents who have taken the 2002 Series GED test, but have not passed all five parts, have until the end of this December 2013 to pass or they will need to start over again in 2014 with the new GED test in order to receive their high school credential.

“Support is available through our agency,” said Darlene J. Bigler, Chief Executive Officer of Community Action Southwest. “Our state-certified teachers can help you to prepare to take or re-take all or parts of the exam.”

Community Action Southwest is currently enrolling new students into its Adult Education Program. The agency features a full schedule of classes in Greene and Washington Counties.

Classes are taught every Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week at the Greene, Mon Valley and Washington PA CareerLink sites.

Additionally, classes are offered in Carmichaels, Burgettstown and Washington on Tuesdays and in Waynesburg and Washington on Thursdays until 7 p.m. each week.

Upon enrollment and orientation into the Adult Education Program, teachers work with students to determine their weekly class schedule.

Students enrolled in the program are also partnered with a trained case manager who can work with them to also help them find employment and/or to enroll in a trade school or college.

The Adult Education Program is part of the agency’s Community Action WORKS initiative designed to serve its clients in a comprehensive fashion. Addressing adult education, employability, and skills, while creating opportunities and providing support for economic independence is the framework in which client success is realized.

For additional information or to register for classes, please contact Regina at 1.877.814.0788 ext. 534.