Registration is now open for free GED preparation classes that begin October 18 at Spoon River College in Canton, Havana, Macomb, and Rushville. These classes are offered through the college’s Adult Education program.
In addition to offering classes, Spoon River College partners with Career Link in Canton to offer the Out-of-School Youth program, which specifically targets those aged 17-24 who reside in Fulton and Mason counties and who meet the criteria for enrollment. In McDonough and Schuyler counties, they partner with LWIA14 to offer the program.
Besides partnering with community agencies, staff in the Adult Ed program at Spoon River College also aid GED completers with transitioning to a career and technical program and college classes.
“My favorite thing about my job is helping people discover their true potential,” said Melissa Koke, advisor for the program. “It is amazing to watch the students transform through learning and growing. We have fantastic instructors who genuinely care about the students, and even during the pandemic, we had 34 students graduate.”