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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?

What Is Adult Education?

Adult education is the process of continuing education for those that have not graduated high school. Classes are for those 18 and older. The General Educational Development (GED) tests are a group of four subject tests which, when passed, provide certification that the test taker has a United States high school level education. Completing this gives employers a way to guarantee prospective employees will have a baseline education.

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.

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.

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!

Career & Life services

Get help with your resume, interview strategies, utility assistance, getting an I.D., housing, and legal document assistance.

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The most important thing you'll do today

An education is one phone call away.

(269) 382-0490