WCC offers career bridge program to GED students
AURORA—Thanks to a bridge program at Waubonsee Community College, students can prepare for their GED test while also training for a career in health care or manufacturing.
The tuition-free bridge program is 16 weeks long, with the first eight weeks devoted to GED/basic skills work and the second eight weeks devoted to career training. Students on the health care track train to become a certified nurse assistant (CNA), while students on the manufacturing track earn Waubonsee’s Basic Industrial Maintenance Certificate of Achievement.
“The idea is that, once students complete the program, they’re ready to both take the GED test and get a job,” said Alyson Gaspar, Adult Education Special Programs manager.
Students should apply now for classes starting Jan. 21. The Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) and an interview are required.
To apply or for more information, call an Adult Education Transition advisor at (630) 801-7900, ext. 4661 or ext. 4244.
Waubonsee’s bridge program is funded by a Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant.