GED Plus – Beyond the Basics

     
GED PLUS is a program designed to help you obtain your General Educational Development (GED) and will also help link you to further education and/or employment, by providing you with additional skills employers are looking for. Find out more about these optional courses (below). While studying for your GED, you will work independently and receive individualized instruction from the teacher to help prepare you to write the GED Exam. It is a safe and supportive environment based on students’ needs. The General Educational Development Diploma is a series of five exams in the core high school curriculum. Those who successfully complete all five exams will be awarded a GED High School Equivalency Diploma. Prerequisites
An intake assessment interview will be administered to determine level.

Location
Chatham, Baie Ste-Anne (French), Blackville, Boiestown, Eel Ground, Esgenoopetitj, Newcastle, Rogersville (French) and Sunny Corner.

Dates and Times
This program is offered from September until the end of May. You can enroll anytime during the school year. Evening classes are also available.

Career Counseling
Employment counselors are available to assist you at:

Tuition
All of our courses are free of charge.


Optional Courses

Financial Literacy
10 – 15 hours

The goal of this program is to educate you to make informed decisions about your money and the financial resources available to you. We offer this program in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy (CCFL), which is the first of its kind in the country.

It is the only Canadian Centre that delivers easy to use money management training to those groups who require it. Once enrolled in the GED Plus program, check with your teacher to find out when this class is offered, as well as its location.


Digital Literacy (Computer Basics)
30 hours (3hours per week for 10 weeks)

The goal of this program is to ensure that you have an opportunity to improve the skills you need to access, use and understand digital literacy (computers and other technology) in order to

participate fully in an increasingly digital society. Once enrolled in the GED Plus  program, check with your teacher to find out when this class is offered, as well as its location.


Safety Start Program
(Two days – 14 hours)

The Safety Start Program is a two day health and safety training program, offered by the Department of Public Safety, Safety Services Division. It gives participants 14 hours of training in Occupation Health and Safety and First Aid,

including CPR. It is offered at no cost to the participants who qualify. Once enrolled in the GED Plus  program, check with your teacher to find out when this class is offered, as well as its location.


Essential Skills   
(number of hours TBA)

The Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick has prepared a workshop on essential skills focusing on Oral Communication, Working with Others, Thinking Skills and Lifelong Learning.

Once enrolled in the GED Plus  program, check with your teacher to find out when this class is offered, as well as its location.


Testimonials:

“I completed my GED and I’m currently in college taking the LPN course. It’s definitely opened up opportunities for me.” C.D.

“Not having my GED really made it hard for me to get a job.  Now I’m working full time for the first time in my life at a job I really like.” B.L.