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SkillTrain - Adult Education

SkillTrain provides adults with instruction in basic academic and workplace skills to prepare for the GED, college, and careers.

Program Contact
Dr. Ryan Hall
Director of Adult Education
270-686-4453
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skilltrain Adult Education

SkillTrain provides adults (ages 18+) in Daviess, Hancock, McLean, and Ohio Counties with instruction in basic academic and workplace skills to prepare for the GED, college, and careers. All of our services are FREE!

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Getting Started

What is your goal?

Earn Your GED

On average, a person with a high school diploma or GED earns $9,600 more per year than someone without a high school diploma. What could YOU do with $9,600???

Steps to get your GED:

  1. OCTC SkillTrain offers a professional GED preparation program that includes free testing, tutoring, classroom lectures, and college/career guidance for Daviess, Hancock, McLean, and Ohio County students. We are excited to help you reach your goals! 

    On average, a person with a high school diploma or GED earns $9,600 more per year than someone without a high school diploma. What could YOU do with $9,600?

    Steps to get your GED: 

    1. Call us to enroll if you are from Daviess, Hancock, McLean, Ohio Counties 270- 686-4454.

    2. Come into our office to complete paperwork and the enrollment test. 

    3. Complete GED ready tests

    4. Study though small group sessions, one-on-one instruction, and/or assigned online programs

                All study sessions and materials are FREE!

    5. Once you earn a passing score on a GED Ready test, you will be eligible to take an Official GED Test. 

    6. Pass all four sections of the Official GED and you will have your GED! 

                For more information about the GED, visit www.ged.com 

Improve Reading, Language, or Math for College or WorkKeys

Are you trying to get into college but need to improve your placement scores?

Do you need to improve your WorkKeys scores to get the job you want?

We can help! SkillTrain provides small-group classes, one-on-one tutoring, and/or individual online programs to help you meet your goals. All of our services are FREE!

Call us to schedule an appointment. We will assess your skills and help you create a study plan. All locations please call 270-686-4454 to schedule your appointment.

  • Daviess County
  • Hancock County
  • McLean County
  • Ohio County

Learn English as a Second Language

Do you need to learn English? SkillTrain’s ESL classes are for:

  • Adults (age 19+) who want to learn English
  • Beginners through advanced students
  • Citizenship preparation
  • Developing reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills

If you want to attend a class please call 270-686-4454 or text 812-682-0194 to reserve a spot. All of our classes are FREE! Below are some regularly scheduled classes and locations. 

DAVIESS COUNTY

  • ESL Day – all levels, available to any student
    Monday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Owensboro Christian Church, Door R, 2818 New Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303
  • ESL Night – all levels, available to any student
    Tuesday and Thursday, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    OCTC Downtown Campus, 1501 Frederica St., Owensboro, KY 42301
  • Citizenship ESL, available to students who have had their green card for at least 4 years
    Call for details: 270-686-4454
    OCTC Downtown Campus, 1501 Frederica St., Owensboro, KY 42301

Questions? Contact us, call 270-686-4454!

  • Daviess County
  • Hancock County
  • McLean County
  • Ohio County

How Do I Pay For This?

All of our services are FREE!

What Else Do I Need to Know?

Other Programs We Offer

Ready to Work: Assistance for Low-Income Parents

If you are a low-income parent who is currently attending OCTC, Ready to Work (RTW) maybe be able to help you with:

  • Work study opportunities both on and off campus 
  • Job readiness, life skills, and academic success seminars
  • Counseling, advocacy and mentoring
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Job references and referrals

RTW is a partnership between the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and the KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Community Based Services. It serves students from Daviess, Hancock, McLean, and Ohio Counties.

Questions? Contact:

Refugee Employment Services

OCTC’s Refugee Employment Services assists local refugees find steady employment. We serve two groups of refugees:

  • Young adults aged 16 – 22
  • Refugees of any age who have been in the US for more than 8 months

We provide the following FREE services:

  • Assistance searching for and applying for jobs
  • Interview preparation and transportation
  • Soft-skills instruction
  • Other job-related assistance as needed

Questions? Contact Emily Woodward, Refugee Employment Services Coordinator, at 270-686-4579 or emily.woodward@kctcs.edu.

  • Daviess: OCTC Downtown Campus, 1501 Frederica Street, Owensboro, KY 42301
  • Ohio: Ohio County Public Library Annex Building, 424 Main St., Hartford, KY – Tuesdays only

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