Helping Hands | Pathways prepares adults for workforce

July 24, 2013 

The Penn State Career Pathways program is an adult basic-education program funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, adult education division Our adult education classes are free to eligible participants and designed to help them plan a career through academic skill preparation as well as personal and workplace skill development. We offer many services including GED test preparation, math refresher and brushup courses, workplace literacy, career preparation, integrated computer skills, distance learning opportunities, one-on-one Tutoring and goal-setting exercises. Our free community services have helped many adults prepare for college and career entrance exams, advance in their current careers, and obtain their ommonwealth secondary diploma.

Classes are available at two locations:

• University Park, 405 Keller Building, 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday. Parking is available at the Nittany Parking lot.

• Fairmount School, the corner of Fairmount Avenue and Fraser Street, State College, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Two hour on-street parking is available for students. Classes at the Fairmount School are offered in collaboration with the State College Area School District.

The GED test will change in 2014. Existing test scores will expire Dec. 31. We can help those who have started their GED tests finish before they expire. For more information regarding the changing GED test, please visit the GED testing service website at www.gedtestingservice.com.

For those who need additional support, educational counseling and case management services are offered as part of enrollment in our program. We also coordinate tutoring services for those who cannot attend the regularly scheduled classes. We are always looking for volunteers to serve as tutors for our students.

For more information about classes or volunteer opportunities, call Wendy at 863-9333.

Angelic Hardy is a project administrator for the Penn State Career Pathways program.

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