Adult Education

Education is paramount to improving someone’s life. We know this at Goodwill Industries of Southwestern Michigan, that’s why we go the extra mile to help adult learners obtain the necessary education to pass their GED exam. Wondering what “going the extra mile” means?

Adult Education

About the GED Program

Adult education can be intimidating, especially if you have not been in a classroom in years.Those that haven’t graduated from high school can still get a high school equivalency diploma, also called a GED.  We do our best to remove any intimidating aspect to continuing education. As a result, any day of the week you will find adult learners from 18 – 65 (yes, really!).

We have a dedicated team that runs our GED program. Passing the test to get your GED certificate is our goal and we will work with you until you’ve mastered every subject. GED classes are designed to give you the best possible outcome. We also know that learning on an empty stomach is challenging that’s why we serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner 5 days a week in our education center.


Why Bother With an Education?

According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, earnings increase and unemployment decreases as educational attainment rises. Grouping workers by education level, the chart shows that those with more education have higher earnings and lower rates of unemployment than those with less education.

Free Education Resources

Kahn Academy

Khan Academy is an American non-profit educational organization created in 2008 by Salman Khan, with the goal of creating a set of online tools that help educate students. The organization produces short lessons in the form of videos. Its website also includes supplementary practice exercises and materials for educators

GCF Learn Free

GCFLearnFree.org is a free online educational website focusing on technology, job training, reading, and math skills. The site is a program of Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC Inc. and the Goodwill Community Foundation Inc.

The Diploma Process

  • When you decide to come in you will take a placement test – this is just to determine where we start to help you build a solid foundation.
  • We know that life is busy and adding in class time can make it even busier  – We’re here Mon/Wed: 8am-5:30pm, Tue/Thurs: 8am-7pm, and every other Saturday!
  • When you feel like you’re prepared you’ll take a readiness test (GED Practice test)
  • If the practice test goes well you will then take the GED test – doing well on the practice test results in a high passing rate for the actual test (about a 90% passing rate!).

The Perks

You Pay $0

Food (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are provided), learning materials, practice tests, and the final tests are free. Our concern is you passing your GED test and improving your life!

Open Enrollment

Sign up any time, and with a non-traditional class schedule you can attend class when you have time! We're here to help you succeed! No need to sacrifice family time to get your GED!

Life services

Get help with your resume, interview strategies, utility assistance, getting an I.D., housing, and legal document assistance. We offer help with everything you need to succeed!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this for? ¿Para quién es este?
People who want a career in early childhood education. Personas que quieren una carrera en educación infantil.
What is it? ¿Qué es?
A career pathway with support to help you reach your long-term career goals. Una formación vocacional con apoyo para ayudarlo a alcanzar sus metas profesionales a largo plazo.
What is an apprenticeship? ¿Qué es un aprendizaje?
An apprenticeship pays you while you get trained for the job. Un aprendizaje le pagará mientras le capacitan para el trabajo.
When will it begin? ¿Cuándo empezará?
You can apply for this apprenticeship beginning January 2021. It is full-time. Puede aplicar para este aprendizaje a partir de enero de 2021.La posición es a tiempo completo.
If I’m offered a position where will I be employed? Si me ofrecen un puesto, ¿dónde trabajaré?
YWCA Kalamazoo Children’s Center Centro Infantil de YWCA Kalamazoo
Why is this opportunity being offered? ¿Por qué se ofrece esta oportunidad?
To have more people with credentials to work in early learning and child care programs in the neighborhood. To help create more home child care slots in the neighborhood. Tener más personas con credenciales para trabajar en programas de educación temprana y guarderías en el vecindario. Para ayudar a crear más espacios de cuidado infantil en el hogar en el vecindario.
Why should I apply? ¿Por qué debo solicitar un puesto?
You should apply if you want a career where you can make a difference in the lives of children and families in your neighborhood. Debe presentar una solicitud si desea una carrera en la que pueda marcar una diferencia en la vida de los niños y las familias de su vecindario.
How can I apply? ¿Cómo puedo solicitar un puesto?
Complete this form. Complete este formulario de interés.