SkillTrain - Adult Education

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What is your goal? Together we can help!

skilltrain Adult Education

SkillTrain provides adults (ages 19+) 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!

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. Call us to sign up for an orientation.
    • Daviess County: 270.686.4454
    • Hancock County: 270.927.8066
    • McLean County: 270.231.0338
    • Ohio County: 270.298.4470
  2. Attend orientation and complete placement testing.
  3. Study through small-group classes, one-on-one tutoring, and/or individual online programs. All classes are FREE!
  4. Take 2nd placement test after 40 hours of study. Once you reach Level 4 on the placement test, you can start taking GED Ready tests.
  5. Pass the Ready test, and you’re cleared to take the GED. We have GED scholarships!

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.

  • Daviess County: 270.686.4454
  • Hancock County: 270.927.8066
  • McLean County: 270.231.0338
  • Ohio County: 270.298.4470

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 class, join us at these days and times! All of our classes are FREE!

DAVIESS COUNTY

  • ESL – all levels (available to any student)
    Monday and Wednesday, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Owensboro Christian Church, Door Q, 2818 New Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303
  • ESL – all levels (available to any student)
    Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    OCTC Workforce Solutions, 1501 Frederica St., Owensboro, KY 42301
  • Conversation Club (available to any student)
    Friday, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    OCTC Workforce Solutions, 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 Workforce Solutions, 1501 Frederica St., Owensboro, KY 42301

Questions? Contact us!

  • Daviess County: 270.686.4454
  • Hancock County: 270.927.8066
  • McLean County: 270.231.0338
  • Ohio County: 270.298.4470

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) or Work & Learn (W&L) 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 and W&L 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: 1501 Frederica Street, Owensboro
  • Hancock: in the Hancock Co Career Center (1605 US-60, Hawesville)
  • McLean: in the McLean Co Public Library (116 E 2nd St, Livermore)
  • Ohio: in the Ohio Community Center (130 E. Washington St, Hartford)