Registration open for GED prep program, Work Keys training

SLATER, S.C. – Fall classes for GED preparation and Work Keys training and certification will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at Foothills Family Resources in Slater, S.C.

The program – with classes held Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m – is catered to each individual student. Initial testing will help determine the current academic level, and an individual plan will be made to help the student best achieve his or her educational goals.

The GED test consists of 4 subjects – Language Arts (reading and writing), Math, Science and Social Studies. Each test is given separately and may be taken all at once or individually, just like earning high school credits one at a time. The initial testing will let the student know about how long to expect to take classes before being prepared to take the actual GED test.

Additionally, Work Keys training and certification will be offered. Work Keys are certification tests used by employers to better determine a worker's career readiness.  The tests are for Locating Information, Applied Mathematics, and Reading for Information. There is also a Work Keys certificate for Teacher Assistants. The Work Keys levels are Bronze, Silver, and Gold.

The cost of the fall semester is $90 ($30 registration/testing fee and a $60 class fee). For students receiving SNAP benefits, the fees are waived. For students who are members of or who join the Foothills Family Resources Center for Working Families program, the fees may be waived or refunded for participation in the program.

To learn more about Foothills Family Resources, call (864) 836-1100 or visit their website here.

For information on the Center for Working Families, click here.

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