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GED Express Option Offered at WKCTC Adult Learning Centers

Beginning April 1, 2015, qualified adult education students across Kentucky will have the opportunity to participate in an accelerated learning opportunity that will allow them to progress more quickly toward taking the GED test. The accelerated learning opportunity, called GED Express, will be offered locally at the West Kentucky Community and Technical College Adult Learning Centers, located in the Anderson Technical Building, Room 111, 4810 Alben Barkley Drive in Paducah and the Skilled Craft Training Center, 70 Hickory Road in Hickory.

Kentucky Adult Education programs that have launched GED Express early are already seeing promising results. With the GED Express option, we are finding more students are getting on board with moving forward with their GED, said Dr. Paula Jones, adult education program director for Madison, Garrard and Clay counties. In these early stages, we are seeing progress, growth and successful completion. The new GED Express option has been a win-win for our students and for our program.

GED Express helps qualified individuals progress more quickly toward earning a GED diploma by offering targeted instruction to address the students specific skill gaps through a combination of independent and direct instruction in academic content areas, technology and test-taking skills.

The current GED test, launched a little over a year ago, allows students to take one test module at a time, which is really beneficial to the student, Samantha Williams, WKCTC Adult Learning Centers program director. GED Express capitalizes on this opportunity and helps students really focus and hone in on building the specific skills they need in order to earn a GED diploma as quickly as possible. We want students to be successful and will do what we can to help them move toward taking the next step, whether that is improved employment opportunities or further education or both.

For more information about GED Express or other services offered by McCracken County Adult Education, call 270-534-3451, e-mail For services offered by Graves County Adult Education, call 270-856-2422, e-mail Individuals can also visit the Facebook page.