Free GED Prep Courses at ORT

GED Classes in Los Angeles

It is no secret that this year LAUSD has approved substantial cuts to the budget. While the effects have been devastating to schools throughout Los Angeles, they have shut down other programs completely. Adult Education Programs have especially struggled under these budget revisions. Despite the fact that Adult Ed programs take up only 2% of the total budget and are the most cost-efficient section, they still have been hit the hardest, leaving prospective students with few options.

Contact LA ORT’s junior colleges for free GED classes in Los Angeles and Van Nuys.

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The need for Adult Education is not in question. In fact, Los Angeles has a 20% adult illiteracy rate, which is 6% higher than the national average, and a high school dropout rate of over 18%. Adult Education offers programs to help this staggering population with courses such as ESL, Parenting, Computer Skills and GED classes in Los Angeles. These devastating cuts could have an effect on over 300,000 students directly, but there are opportunities out there for students determined to make a change.

GED Classes in Los Angeles

Los Angeles ORT College currently offers free GED classes in Los Angeles and Van Nuys adult schools, which for many could be the first step to a better life. Time and time again studies show that income is almost always proportional to education. Individuals with no high school diploma make $16,000 less than someone with an associate degree. Also, people without a high school diploma are often stuck in jobs that pay minimum wage, with no hope of advancement. The problem is that people without a high school diploma are often unable to apply to college or vocational schools and cannot even access federal financial aid.

In addition, the current rate of unemployment makes it a necessity to receive some type of career training in order to secure a job that can feasibly support a family. However, career training is not an option unless you have a high school degree. Because of these obstacles, GED classes are the first step towards pursuing any kind of vocational training or higher education.

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ORT will be holding these free GED classes in Los Angeles at both campuses: Van Nuys and Mid-Wilshire. GED classes take place twice a week from 2-5 PM, at no cost to the participants. Prospective students are encouraged to contact an ORT advisor and take advantage of this incredible opportunity.

Contact an ORT advisor to learn more and earn your GED today! ORT College also offers ESL courses on a regular basis.

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LA ORT is a group of nonprofit junior colleges in Los Angeles and Van Nuys provide career training in short term courses.