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Waubonsee Program Bridges Basic Skills and Career Preparation

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 is 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 leads to a 10-hour Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) card. 

“Students who successfully complete the program will have improved academic skills, earned college credits, secured industry-recognized credentials and gained employable skills,” said Alyson Gaspar, Adult Education Special Programs Manager. 

Students should apply now for classes starting Aug. 25. 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.