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Beginning April 1, 2015, qualified adult education students across Kentucky will have the opportunity to participate in an accelerated learning opportunity that will allow them to progress more quickly toward taking the GED test. This accelerated learning opportunity, called GED Express, is free and is offered locally at the Daviess County Adult Education center, located at OCTCs Downtown Campus through the Workforce Solutions division, at 1501 Frederica Street, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301.

The current GED test, launched a little over a year ago, allows students to take one test module at a time, which is really beneficial to the student, says Donna Butler, Daviess County Adult Education Program Director. GED Express capitalizes on this opportunity and helps students really focus and hone in on building the specific skills they need in order to earn a GED diploma as quickly as possible. We want students to be successful and will do what we can to help them move toward taking the next step, whether that is improved employment opportunities or further education or both.

GED Express offers targeted instruction to address the students specific skill gaps through a combination of independent and direct instruction in academic content areas, technology and test-taking skills. The program will allow students to take free GED Ready Tests to predict the likelihood of passing the 4 GED modules. Each test will pinpoint the areas that need more work and instructors will tailor instruction to the individuals needs. After success is predicted in a single subject, the student will pay $30 for that GED test module. Instructors will assist students in registering for the test. For more information about GED Express or other services offered by Daviess County Adult Education, call 270-686-4454, or e-mail donna.butler@kctcs.edu.

OCTC serves Daviess, Ohio, Hancock and McLean counties in Kentucky. Workforce Solutions is the division serving business and industry training, and adult and continuing education opportunities. For most Kentuckians, higher education begins at the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Our statewide system of 16 colleges, more than 70 campuses and more than 87,000 students is a critical component to transforming the states economy by providing citizens with the education and training needed for high growth, high wage careers. For more information, visit kctcs.edu