The Aspire Program (formerly Adult Basic & Literacy Education) provides classes all year-round, which include:
• Work Ready – Prepare for the local workforce. Earn three credentials proving you are work ready, which can be included on your resume. The class also includes streamlining your resume, creating a cover letter, soft skills, mock interviewing and more. Organize yourself to walk into an interview prepared. This is a six session class, which is held in the morning or evening.
• GED classes – Earn your GED/HSE at your own pace. We have free GED pre-testing and you have the possibility of earning your GED for free!
• Distance Education – Work on your GED from home on your own computer or tablet. You can also stop in and visit an instructor as needed.
• If you already have your high school diploma and want to refresh skills in English, reading or math, we can help!
• Test Prep for RN, LPN, electrician, and other professional/career exams.
• Medical Readiness – Prepare for the medical classroom with medical math, medical vocabulary, and soft skills. Research your area of interest in the medical field, and learn about all the various jobs available. Classes are held for 10 weeks in the evening at Maplewood Career Center every Tuesday and Thursday. The next classes begins Tuesday, January 16, 2018.
• English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Learn basic English with our skilled instructors. Classes in Kent and Streetsboro.
All of our classes and materials are free-of-charge and held throughout Portage County. We have classes available in the morning, afternoon, and evening, which are on the bus line. For information on how to register for one or more of these classes, please call (330) 235-0020.