164 Bedford Street, Fall River, MA
The GED Test is changing. It is extremely important to get the word out to the community. December 14, 2013 is the last date for the current series of GED tests. Anyone, ages 16-21, who is interested in obtaining a GED credential should register NOW for the Youth Education for Employment Program at SER-Jobs for progress. Currently the GED testing fees are covered by SER-Jobs, we offer transportation and we can coordinate with PACE to obtain childcare vouchers for our on-site daycare. There is no reason to wait on getting a GED. The new GED Test will be more difficult, and more expensive.
Youth Education for Employment Program SER-Jobs for Progress, Inc.
The YEEP (Youth Education for Employment Program) serves at-risk youth between the ages of 16 and 21. Our students are made up of a diverse group of young adults that for some reason or another have been unable to succeed within the conventional classroom. Our students must meet income eligibility guidelines, but other than that, we are working with youths who need basic literacy skills, homeless, runaways, foster children, pregnant or parenting, as well as juvenile offenders. The program is individualized and is catered to serve the educational needs of each youth with the goal of attaining a GED as well as workplace readiness skills and life skills. Each student receives one-on-one instruction when appropriate, peer mentoring, and tutoring. The program is designed to build self-esteem and self-dependence and give them the life skills needed to succeed whether they choose to go into full-time employment or into higher education.
The program includes innovative technology like PLATO, where each student receives online assignments geared to their level, which they can access from home as well as in school. There are also internship programs and job shadowing opportunities available in several local businesses, continuous academic support and career counseling.
The YEEP program is funded by a grant through the Bristol County Workforce Investment Board and works in conjunction with Youth Connections- a division of the local Career Center.
Important dates to remember.
Last date for registration for the current series of the GED Test at the testing center is October 8, 2013.
Last test date for current GED series is December 14, 2013.
Any old scores obtained before December 14, 2013, will not be valid under the new testing guidelines.
Contact: Rosa Sousa Program Coordinator at 508-676-1916 x31 or firstname.lastname@example.org.