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Gateway, Skills U announce GED Plus program

Published on Mar 5, 2019

A new program to help people earn a GED and a college certificate at the same time will get more adults into the workforce at a faster rate. The program, called GED Plus, is offered through a collaboration of Gateway Community & Technical College and Kentucky Skills U (formerly Kentucky Adult Education).

Research shows one reason adults are reluctant to attend college is cost, but the GED Plus program alleviates that concern.  Students can earn a tuition-free certificate in four months or less as part of the Kentucky Work Ready Scholarship program.  The certificate must be in one of the following high-demand fields:

  • Healthcare
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Transportation/Logistics
  • Business Services/IT
  • Construction/Trades

Additionally, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System will provide a $400 scholarship to the first 1,000 enrollees to cover expenses that are not included in the Work Ready program.

“GED Plus is a great way for GED seeking students to fast track their education,” said Dr. Fernando Figueroa, Gateway president/CEO. “This program not only helps students, but it also helps Kentucky by getting people to work faster in our skilled workforce.”

GED Plus is open to Kentucky adults who have not earned a high school diploma or GED. Those who have been out of school for a while sometimes have anxiety about college. GED Plus eliminates that concern because students receive one-on-one assistance from instructors and success coaches.

For more information, visit GEDPlusky.org.