WISE — Free adult education classes provided by the Regional Adult Education Program of Lee, Scott and Wise counties and the city of Norton have reopened in all of the localities it serves.
In Scott County, Regional Adult Ed will hold classes in Gate City and Duffield, while Lee County will have three classes located in Jonesville, Pennington Gap and Rose Hill. Classes in Wise County and Norton will be held at locations in Big Stone Gap, Coeburn, Wise, Pound, St. Paul and Norton.
The classes prepare adults to pass the GED (general educational development) test and compete in the work place. They are free of charge to adults who are at least 18 and not enrolled in public school.
The classes offered this fall have a special urgency for adult learners who have begun taking the GED test but not yet passed all five parts. The current version of the GED exam will expire at the end of the year and be replaced with a new, computer-based 2014 GED exam on Jan. 2.
Students have until the end of the year to complete the current test or they will need to start over again in 2014.
Information is available by calling 1-877 RACE 2 GED (877-722-3243) or by visiting the www.race2ged.org website.
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