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    GED program adds industry-ready courses

    Lackawanna College has an exciting program for students between the ages of 16 and 18 who may have dropped out of high school or are at risk of dropping out.

    Thanks to a Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) grant funded by the Lackawanna Workforce Development Board, Lackawanna College is offering a free “GED to Industry Credential” program for students who meet the qualifications.

    The “GED to Industry Credential” program includes:

    • GED lessons, pre-testing, and testing fees. Lackawanna College is a GED testing site, so everything can be completed here!
    • Certifications in Microsoft Word and Excel as well as the opportunity to select an online certification in COMP Tia, Quickbooks, Paralegal, Web Design, and more.
    • A $50 monthly stipend for a total of $250 just for attending!
    • Career guidance; financial literacy; and job search, resume and interview support.
    • College Prep assistance including Accuplacer support.
    • Food provided for every class.
    • Graduation ceremony with friends and family invited.

    The five-month program is scheduled from February 1 to June 22. Students of the “GED to Industry Credential” program will be able to graduate at the same time as their peers and have already earned industry-recognized credentials!

    Space is limited, so call today for more information on the program and guidelines.

    Interested students may contact Bridget Duggan at (570) 961-7883 or visit the Continuing Education office at Lackawanna College, Suite 300 of Angeli Hall, 501 Vine St., Scranton, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.