The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

October 2, 2013

Fayette GED exam dates announced

— Ceresa Petitt, Fayette County GED administrator, announces that the 2002 version of the GED is set to expire on Jan. 1, 2014. The final dates for this version in Fayette County are: Tuesday, Oct. 8 and Thursday, Oct. 10; Tuesday, Nov. 6 and Wednesday, Nov. 7; and Tuesday, Dec. 3 and Thursday, Dec. 5. Testing begins promptly at 4 p.m. each day for those registered and present a valid ID.

To be eligible to take the exam, applicants must complete the Official Practice Test (with sufficient scores) and participate in a mandatory orientation/registration. A valid photo ID or current driver’s license is required during registration and the exam. Also, keep in mind, space is limited and registration must be completed one week before testing dates. Future testing dates and 2014 testing information will be announced as information becomes available.

If you need to achieve your GED for job placement or entrance into post-secondary college/technical training programs, or you need to successfully complete a previous exam, you should immediately contact Mary Flint, Fayette County Adult Basic Education coordinator, at Fayette Institute of Technology at 304-469-2911, ext. 1 to begin registration process.

Fayette County Adult Basic Education also announces the fall semester schedule for ABE/GED classes in Fayette County. Classes are offered to all adults, ages 17 and above not enrolled in public high school, who are interested in preparing for post-secondary education, job placement, and/or the GED.

Classes are held at Fayette Institute of Technology in Oak Hill Monday and Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Students in the Valley area of Fayette County may attend classes in Montgomery at Bridgemont Community and Technical College, Davis Hall, Room 408. Open study lab is available Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. For one-on-one or small group instruction, please call 304-734-6620 for hours that an ABE-certified instructor is on duty.

Adult Basic Education curriculum areas include: English, reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, mathematics, and keyboarding/computer literacy skills. Adult students preparing for the ACT, ASVAB, Accuplacer, or ACT WorkKeys exams are welcome to attend the classes. In addition, students who are interested in obtaining a GED (General Education Development) diploma can prepare for the GED test, as the ABE teachers are trained to determine learning levels, prescribe appropriate textbooks materials, and teach test-taking skills. The Official Practice Test is available at both sites and is free of charge.

The ABE Centers also encourage area adults to use the centers as a resource for college and career information, for independent study, or to prepare for future employment. Students who are enrolled in the ABE program may request a professionally prepared resume.

For further information, please call Mary Flint at the Oak Hill Center at 304-469-2911, ext. 1, or Georgie Ferrell at Bridgemont 304-734-6620.