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GRCC hosts GED to College Fair on Nov. 21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Leah Nixon

Director of Communications

616-234-4213

lnixon@grcc.edu

Nov. 15, 2013 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Big changes are coming to the GED program, and a Grand Rapids Community College GED Fair can help you get ready.

Starting next year, tests for general equivalency diplomas will be offered only online, and educators say they will require more writing and critical thinking skills. But don't let the changes throw you -- attend the GED to College Fair next week and start on your journey to a diploma!

GRCC is hosting "The Next Step: a GED to College Fair" from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 21 at its Tassell M-TEC facility, 622 Godfrey Ave. SW. Those who are considering GED instruction can talk to representatives from GRCC enrollment, financial aid, College Success Center, counseling, academic support and workforce development. Workforce development staff will also lead tours of the Tassell M-TEC facility at 12:30 p.m.

"Having a GED opens so many doors -- educational, employment and personal -- for our students," said David Selmon, GRCC's adult education director. "We want to encourage everyone to come to the fair and explore all the resources available to our GED students."

Pamela Venlet graduated from GRCC's GED/ESL last spring in a ceremony that was a long-anticipated reward for hours of hard work and study.

Venlet, 54, dropped out of school to care for an ill family member. But she never let go of her dream of a high school diploma. Her husband not only supported her goal -- he suggested GRCC. “He said that with GRCC, I was going to be working with a good group of people,” she said.

To learn about GRCC's GED program, click here.

GRCC encourages the entire community to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate a need for an accommodation, or have questions about accessibility, please call Disability Support Services at (616) 234-4140 in advance of your visit or program participation.

Grand Rapids Community College, established in 1914, offers opportunities for more than 30,000 students annually in degree courses, certification and training programs, workshops and personal enrichment classes. GRCC holds classes on the downtown Grand Rapids campus as well as several locations throughout Kent and Ottawa counties.