2013-11-20 / School News

Free programs offered at James Rumsey

The Jill S. Weekley Learning Center at the James Rumsey Technical Institute offers a variety of free programs to students 16 years of age and older who are out of the public school system.

All classes and programs are free and there are day and evening hours. Some programs available are: GED preparation, Math Review, Grammar Review, Computer Tutorials, Basic Study Skills/Vocabulary and Essay Writing, LPN Preparation and more.

The high school equivalency diploma, now called the GED, will change in January 2014. If the GED test is not taken by December 2013 one will have to begin with the new assessment.

All students are required to attend an orientation session prior to beginning Learning Center programs. Sessions include information and explanation of the center’s programs, class schedules, goal setting and testing and placement appointments.

Daytime orientations are held in the Learning Center on the first, third and fifth Monday of each month from 8:30-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-3:30 p.m. for GED and Basic/Computer Skills.

Evening orientation is held on the first Tuesday of each month from 6-9 p.m. for GED and Basic Skills/Computer Skills.

Orientation dates are Monday, December 16, 8:30- 11:30 a.m. or 12:30-3:30 p.m. and Tuesday, December 3, 6-9 p.m.

The Official Practice Test will be given on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 9 a.m., the first Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. and the second Saturday of each month at 8 a.m.

We have also added Tuesday, November 26 at 4 p.m. and Friday mornings at 9 a.m. until December 13.

Dates are subject to change. Call to schedule an appointment.

The Learning Center is open on Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 304-754- 9712 for additional information.

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