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Want to get your GED? Here’s how you can do it

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Classes for persons wishing to obtain their General Educational Development (GED) or upgrade their skills in reading, language and math are being offered in Carrollton and Malvern.

Sponsored by the Carroll County Family and Children First Council, the free GED preparation classes are being held at the Carroll County Connections building, the county’s one-stop for employment services at 55 E. Main St. in Carrollton and also at the satellite center at the Malvern Public Library.

Eligibility is required and interested individuals should contact Travis Weyand, GED instructor, at 330-627-3804 to set up an appointment or stop in at the Connections building to get an application. Connections hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The days and hours of the Malvern satellite center are 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.

Weyand, a certified teacher with the Ohio Department of Education, will provide one-on-one tutoring to those students enrolled in the program that are studying to obtain their GED or just wanting to upgrade their skills or gain or retain employment. The classes will be self-paced and lessons are given through instruction from the instructor using workbook, worksheets and web-based programs.

Funding for the program is being made available through the Workforce Investment Act’s Area 16, Carroll County Department of Job and Family Services, Carroll County Commissioners and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

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