General Education Diploma (GED)

The primary goal of the CELC is to make a significant impact on the literacy level of the greater-Jackson area workforce and thereby make a positive impact on the local, state and national economy.

The CELC is an innovative program for the delivery of tutorial/basic skills training; intermediate reading; GED preparation, occupational skills; conflict/anger management; financial management; teen pregnancy; parenting skills and English as a Second Language training to under-educated/underemployed adults 17 years of age and older.

  • Learners are assessed to determine reading levels and specific individual weaknesses in the content area.
  • They work at their own pace and follow prescribed individual education programs.
  • The participants enrolled in this program will be provided the following: (1) 100 hours of Basic and General Education preparation in the five subject areas of the GED Exam: writing, social studies, science, reading, and math.
  • (2) 50 hours of Workforce and Survival Skills training; self-knowledge; decision-making; labor market awareness; job applications; resume writing; interviewing and job keeping skills and Parenting Skills training.