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January 3, 2011
The Advertiser-Tribune

Sentinel to offer GED testing

Sentinel Career and Technology Center's ABLE/GED program provides free services for adults. The program offers classes in reading, writing and math for people wanting to improve basic skills for the purpose of understanding materials related to the home, the workplace or the community. For those wanting to obtain a GED diploma, classes are offered that prepare students for all components of the GED test and provide test-taking tips.

Students interested in attending ABLE/GED classes before testing must attend a mandatory two-and-a-half-hour orientation session. Orientation is 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and 5:30 p.m. Jan. 19. Classes are 12:30-3 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 5:30-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Sentinel is to offer the GED test Tuesday and Wednesday. The test is to be given 4-8 p.m. Test registrants must attend both days. Registration is 3:30 p.m. the first day.

To be eligible to take the GED, a person must submit an application to Columbus, or applications may be submitted online. The application must be approved by the Ohio Department of Education before testing. The fee is $40.

For more information, to register to take the GED test or to sign up for an orientation, call Sentinel at (419) 448-1212. ext. 269.

Clyde-Green Springs to host informational meeting Jan. 10

CLYDE - The Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village School District is to host a public information meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 in the Clyde High School cafeteria.

Superintendent Gregg Elchert is to give a State of the District presentation that is to focus on the academic success of the district's students, an update about the Ohio School Facilities Commission project, a curriculum update and a discussion about the district's financial status.

The meeting is to follow the board's organizational meeting, which is to be 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.

Computer training offered

COLUMBUS Birchard Public Library of Sandusky County is a partner in the statewide Every Citizen Online broadband training project through Connect Ohio.

The program recently received $6.9 million in federal funding, as well as more than $3 million in assistance and contributions from a number of participating entities across the state, to increase the sustainable adoption of broadband services for more than 200,000 state residents.

Free computer training sessions are to be provided at public libraries and community colleges throughout Ohio to introduce new users to a wide range of communication, education and healthcare tools available online. Interested adults throughout Ohio are eligible to participate in the program, which is geared toward first-time computer and broadband users.

Classes are scheduled to begin Friday at the following Birchard Public Library locations:

Fremont branch, 423 Croghan St.

Gibsonburg branch, 100 N. Webster St.

Green Springs branch, 217 N. Broadway St.

Woodville branch, 101 E. Main St.

The coursework is to include three, two-hour sessions covering computer basics, an introduction to the Internet and discussions about how broadband can be helpful in daily life.

Participants can register by contacting the library at (419) 334-7101.



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