MERCER COUNTY MIU IV will offer GED courses to area adults

Staff report

Grove city, pa.

Adults have the opportunity to learn skills that will prepare them to pass the GED and to reacquaint themselves with basic academic skills through Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV’s Adult Basic Education program.

Beginning next week, MIU IV will offer courses from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at the Mercer County Career Link, 217 W. State St., Sharon. Classes are scheduled to continue through June 2014. Pre-registration is not required. Walk-in students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Classes and materials are available to area residents free of charge.

The courses will focus on GED preparation, pre-employment testing and basic skills that increase employability. Teachers are state-certified, and the curriculum is targeted to teach skills that adults need to be successful in the 21st-century workforce.

“Not only do our state-certified teachers focus on GED preparation,” said MIU IV Adult Education Program Administrator, Tim Nesbit. “But, they also provide instruction to adults who have already earned a high school diploma that might be looking to brush-up on basic skills to pass a pre-employment test or enhance their performance in a current job.”

According to Nesbit, learners receive personal attention in an atmosphere free of intimidation.

“It can be difficult for adults to walk into a classroom when they have not attended school in many years,” he said. “Our classes are structured to welcome students with different backgrounds and abilities. I am certain that our learners will have some fun along the way.”

Interested adult learners can contact Nesbit at 724-458-6700, ext. 1212, with questions.

Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV is an educational service agency that provides and services to 27 school districts in Butler, Lawrence and Mercer counties. As one of 29 Intermediate Units in Pennsylvania, it implements projects administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the State Board of Education, the General Assembly and the U.S. Department of Education.

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