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Monday, December 22, 2014

WCC Partners With Willow Run Schools for GED Prep Class

WCC and Willow Run Community Schools are collaborating to help adults who didn’t graduate from high school take steps toward attending college. WCC will offer a new 10-week GED preparation class at Willow Run Middle School May 25-Aug. 5.

Orientation for the $30 class will be held May 13 and 20 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Middle School, which is located at 235 Spencer Lane in Ypsilanti. Participants just need to attend one of the sessions. At orientation, participants will be given pre-tests in reading, writing, and math to determine their placement levels. Some will continue with the 10-week WCC class, and others will be directed to a 15-week Willow Run GED test preparation class.

“There are 1.7 million adults in Michigan who are unprepared for college, and over 800,000 of them don’t have high school diplomas,” said Anne Greashaber, coordinator for the WCC Adult Transitions program. “Jobs in Washtenaw County now and will continue to require a higher level of education than ever before. We need to get our community ready for them. This collaboration is a great introduction to Washtenaw Community College, and a partnership I hope we can build on.”

For more information about WCC’s GED prep class at Willow Run, call 734-677-5006.

Greashaber said the GED prep class is just one of the services the College is taking to Willow Run this spring and summer. During select hours, a WCC academic counselor will be at the Middle School to help with orientation, class selection, online admissions, financial aid applications, and more for people who are interested in studying at the College.

WCC and Willow Run Adult Education are members of the Washtenaw County Adult Learning Collaborative, which was formed to provide high school completion, English as a Second Language, math and reading skill building, employment readiness, and one-on-one tutoring programs for Washtenaw County residents. Other Collaborative members include Ann Arbor Adult Education, Chelsea Adult and Community Education, Michigan Works, Milan Adult and Community Education, Washtenaw Literacy, and Ypsilanti Adult Education.

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