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Waubonsee Offers Career Bridge Program to GED Students
Thanks to a bridge program at Waubonsee Community College, students can prepare for their GED test and/or improve their basic academic skills while also training for a career in health care or manufacturing.
The tuition-free bridge program 12 to 16 weeks long, with the first eight weeks devoted to GED/basic skills work and the second four to eight weeks devoted to career training. Students on the health care track train to become a certified nurse assistant (CNA), while students on the manufacturing track complete Waubonsee’s Safety Principles course, which can lead to a 10-hour Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) card.
“The idea is that, once students complete the program, they’re ready to both take the GED test and get a job,” said Alyson Gaspar, Adult Education Special Programs Manager.
Students should apply now for classes starting May 27. The Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) and an interview are required.
To apply or for more information, call an Adult Education Transition Advisor at (630) 801-7900, ext. 4661 or ext. 4244.
Waubonsee’s bridge program is funded by a Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant.