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Goodwill adult education classes now at nine sites


Last updated 1/14/2013 at 4:38pm

Registration is now open for the broad array of adult education classes and diploma programs offered by Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania at eight sites in Allegheny County and one in Fayette County.

Career Pathway GED® courses range from beginning literacy and academic brush-up programs to courses to prepare for college or to transition to employment as well as ESL and Naturalization classes.  In addition, Goodwill now offers computer based GED ® testing at its Workforce Development Center (WDC) in Lawrenceville to make the scheduling and testing experience easier, more flexible, and faster for test takers.

Goodwill is also enrolling for the Goodwill Employment Training Center (GETC), the agency’s state private licensed school located in Goodwill’s Workforce Development Center in the Lawrenceville area of Pittsburgh. The GETC offers diploma programs in administrative or health care office skills. The GETC will also grant a limited number of scholarships to qualified applicants.

“Goodwill has been a recognized leader in adult education for decades,” said Judy Martier, director of education. “Goodwill is a highly respected and caring organization where people can earn their GED® credential or acquire skills they need to find a job or even continue their education. Goodwill takes a holistic approach to help students reach their individual goals by helping them overcome their barriers to success.”

During 2013, Career Pathway GED ® classes will be offered at locations in downtown Pittsburgh, Lawrenceville, McKees Rocks, McKeesport, Northside, South Side, Arlington, East Liberty, and Uniontown.  Class subjects include academic remediation, GED® test preparation, and career exploration.

Starting dates vary by location with most sites having monthly orientations.  ESL and Naturalization classes are available in Lawrenceville on a rolling intake basis.

The GETC offers diploma programs in Administrative Office Skills and Health Care Office Skills as well as short term computer classes and driver’s education.  Orientation for Administrative Office and Health Care Office Skills start on February 25. The diploma programs also include an externship providing students an opportunity to put these newly learned skills to use.

Both short term computer classes and driver’s education are available in Lawrenceville; call the appropriate number below for start dates.

• For more details about classes at all locations, contact the Career Pathway GED® registration line: 412-632-1841.

• For additional information and registration for computer-based GED® testing, contact Dan Seidling at 412-632-1847.   

• For ESL and Naturalization classes, contact Michael Johnson at 412-632-1855. 

• For more information about the GETC and computer short term training, contact Meghan Moore at 412-632-1706. 

• For drivers education, call 412-632-1849.


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