ASPIRE (ABLE/GED)

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ASPIRE (ABLE/GED)

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Aspire is a FREE program!

Our Goal: Aspire classes are a stepping stone to transition to the next chapter in life. Refresh your basic academic skills in reading, math, or language to help earn your GED, enter a skills training program at Apollo Career Center, enter college, obtain a job, and/or retain your current job.

Our Vision: Changing Futures; Changing Lives!

Invest in yourself and your future with the help of the Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE) and the General Education Development (GED) program. We offer FREE day, evening and online classes for adult learners at different locations in Allen, Auglaize, Mercer, Van Wert and Paulding counties. We offer instruction in the following subjects:

  • Language
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • GED preparation
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Earn your GED or brush up on your skills. Apollo’s Aspire staff will help you advance your career and potential. Attend an upcoming orientation near you.

What is the GED?

The General Educational Development (GED) tests give students the chance to earn a diploma that is equal to a high school diploma. This diploma is important for people looking for a job or continuing their education.

The GED test has four subject areas; Reasoning Through Language Arts,  Social Studies, Science and Math. The questions on each of these tests requires you to use general knowledge and thinking skills. The GED test is designed to measure the important information and skills learned during four years of high school.

Classes are FREE to help you prepare for this test. In order to register for classes and receive help, we offer orientations in five counties.

Note: You may not take classes if you have an F-1 Visa, are under 16 yrs of age, or if you are enrolled in high school.

Official GED Test

Ohio recognizes the GED examination as being equal to a high school diploma. Like a regular high school diploma, the GED diploma allows you to get a job, apply for a better job, continue your education or reach a personal goal.

You must be 18 years old to take the test.

The fee for the test is $120. When applying for the test (https://ged.com/) you can request a one-time $80 voucher to lower the cost to $40 by calling
419-998-2956.

The official GED test is administered at Apollo Career Center which is a PearsonVue Testing Center. All testing is done by appointment. Appointments can be made on-line after registering at https://ged.com/.

Adult Diploma Program
Get your high school diploma and an industry certificate at the same time. Our Adult Diploma Program is for adults 22 years of age and older who have not yet obtained their high school diploma and are seeking a certificate in a skilled trade. If you’d like more information contact Barb Heffner at 419-998-2992.

What is Learning Lab?

Our program offers basic skills in reading, math, social studies, science and basic computer skills. It is for anyone who needs to brush up on their skills.

We also offer FREE online and computer-based instruction, basic computer skills, keyboarding, study and test taking skills, and can assist those who would like to transition into employment or post-secondary education.

What is English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

ESOL classes are FREE and open to everyone who needs help learning English.

English is taught at many levels from beginning to advanced.

Classes include listening, speaking, reading, writing and basic citizenship.

Classes are taught at different locations in five counties.

GED classes are also available for ESOL students.

How do I enroll?  Call 419-993-2993 or joyce.tracy@apollocc.org for more information.

What is Transitions?

Our Transitions class prepares students for what comes next after they obtain their GED. It prepares students in the following areas:

  • Cover letter and resume writing
  • Interview skills
  • Basic computer skills and keyboarding
  • Continuing education options
  • Career exploration

ASPIRE Coordinator


Jodi Wireman

Phone: (419) 998-2956
Fax: (419) 998-2994
Email: jodi.wireman@apollocc.org

 

  • Associates of Applied Science in Early Childhood Development-Lima Technical College
  • Bachelor of Science in Education-Ohio State (Lima)
  • Master of Education-Ohio State (Lima)
  • Apollo Career Center Aspire-ABLE/GED/ESOL Instructor – 13 years
  • Apollo Career Center Aspire-ABLE/GED/ESOL Assistant Coordinator – 3 years
  • Certified Manager in Program Improvement awarded through the Leadership Excellence Academics and the National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium and the Center for Literacy, Education and Employment.
  • Member of Ohio Association for Adult and Continuing Education (OAACE)
  • Member of Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE)

 

ASPIRE (ABLE / GED / ESOL)
Locations & Schedules

All students are required to attend the 2-day orientation for entry into the program. Students will be encouraged to spend twelve or more hours in the program.
Students will move at their own pace and individual skill areas.

Bring your photo ID.
No registration necessary.
*We ask that students arrive on time.


APOLLO ADULT RESOURCE CENTER
3325 Shawnee Road, Lima 45806
419-998-2993
OHIO MEANS JOBS -ALLEN CO (One Stop)
1501 S. Dixie Hwy., Lima 45802
419-999-0365
ST PAUL’S CHURCH -ST MARYS
201 N Perry St., St Marys OH 45885
419-394-8100
OHIO MEANS JOBS -MERCER CO (One Stop)
220 W Livingston St, Celina OH
419-586-6409
MERCER CO. WOCAP
420 N. Brandon Ave., Celina OH
419-227-2586 x225


ASPIRE (ABLE/GED) & ADP SCHEDULES

DAY TIME CLASS LOCATION ORIENTATION / START DATES
T/W/TH 9 am-12 noon Apollo Rm 562 Oct 10, Nov 7, Jan 9, Feb 6, Mar 6, Apr 3, May 1
T/W/TH 6-9 pm Apollo Rm 562 Oct 10, Nov 7, Jan 9, Feb 6, Mar 6, Apr 3, May 1
M/W 9 am-12 noon Ohio Means Jobs
(Allen Co)
Nov 6, Jan 8, Mar 5, May 7
T/W/TH 5-8 pm St. Paul’s Church
(St. Marys)
Nov 7, Jan 9, Mar 6, May 1
T/W/TH 9 am-12 noon Mercer WOCAP
(Celina)
Nov 7, Jan 9, Mar 6, May 1

For ABLE classes held in Paulding, and Van Wert counties: Vantage Career Center

ESOL SCHEDULES

DAY TIME CLASS LOCATION ORIENTATION / START DATES
M/W 9 am – 12 noon Apollo Rm 550 Nov 27 or Mar 5
W 6-9 pm Apollo Rm 550 Jan 10


LEARNING LAB SCHEDULE (formerly called Study Tables)

DAY TIME CLASS LOCATION ORIENTATION DATES
M 9 am-12 noon Apollo Rm 562 Walk-Ins Welcome starting July until May
M 5-8 pm Apollo Rm 562 Walk-Ins Welcome starting July until May

Ohio GED Parental Consent Form

GED Transcript Release Form

GED Transcripts:

http://www.myged.com/

http://www.gedtestingservices.com/

http://www.ode.state.oh.us/

Ohio GED® Voucher Program

Congratulations on making the decision to take the GED® Exam!

The State of Ohio is offering a voucher worth $80 to help cover part of the cost of the new GED® Exam. This voucher is valid for 120 days from the day it is issued to sthe student.  If you are interested in receiving this voucher, contact:

Jessica Hoehn
Apollo Career Center
3325 Shawnee Road
Lima OH  45806

jessicahoehn@apollocc.org

419-998-2938

Adult Education Course Catalog (Click on the “Launch Your Career!” button)

OhioMeansJobs

O*Net Career Pathways

Ohio Department of Education

Ohio Board of Regents