February 8, 2017
OREGON HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING COMMISSION, OFFICE OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, GED PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT:
GED Wraparound Services Grant Recipients
For the first time in Oregon GED history, the Oregon GED Program announced a new funding opportunity for programs that offer GED preparation and instruction with wraparound services. Preparation and instruction programs assist our community members who have not earned a high school diploma accomplish their dream by eliminating barriers and giving them the tools needed to move to post-secondary opportunities and attain jobs that help support their families, futures and communities. Of the thirty-three (33) preparation and instruction programs that participated in the rigorous application process, the following sixteen (16) programs have been awarded grants: Clatsop Community College, Oregon Department of Corrections, Early College and Career Options High School, Lane Community College, Looking Glass Community Services, Umpqua Community College, Coos Bay School District, Rogue Community College, Outside In, Portland YouthBuilders, New Avenues for Youth, Clackamas Community College, Heart of Oregon Corps, East Cascades WIB, Treasure Valley Community College and Eastern Oregon University. We would like to congratulate all recipients.
The Oregon GED Program is administered by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission and the Office of Community College and Workforce Development. The program serves as a bridge to higher education, trade schools, apprenticeship programs and employment opportunities for Oregonians who have not earned a high school diploma.
About the Oregon GED Program
The Oregon GED program is administered by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission, Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development.
The GED serves as a bridge to higher education, trade schools, apprenticeship programs and employment opportunities for Oregonians who have not earned a high school diploma. The program provides the GED® test to adults without a high school credential.
The new 2014 GED® test series has an increased emphasis on testing knowledge and skills needed for the workplace and for higher education. The 2014 GED® Test series covers four academic areas: Reasoning through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematical Reasoning. In addition to subject knowledge, the tests are aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Career and College Readiness Standards (CCRS).
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2016 Student Speakers
This year's student speakers shared their inspiring stories.
Wanting to set a positive example for his grandchildre, Iton went back to school to obtain his GED.
Living the outcome of bad life decisions, Steve decided to turn his life around. He studied and finally was able to attain his GED.
An abusive background and being a single mom did not deter Raenna from making the brave decision to go for what she wanted. She completed her GED and moved onto post secondary education.
Rocio Santiago Vasqez
Rocio is a force who can not be stopped. She completed PCCs HEP and attained her GED. She works for the Hillsboro School District as a teacher's assistant, committed to the success of her students.