Posted: Monday, May 8, 2017
Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516
Event Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Event Contact: Amanda Smith, (815) 921-2009
The Adult Education program at Rock Valley College will hold its 33rd annual GED Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the Physical Education Center on the RVC main campus (3301 North Mulford Road).
Graduates participating in the ceremony are among the over 230 RVC students who completed their General Education Development (GED) high school equivalency during the past 12 months. Dr. Douglas Jensen, President of Rock Valley College, will address the graduates.
Annually, the Rock Valley College Adult Education program serves approximately 2,000 adults with reading levels ranging from fourth grade to college-entry and beyond. The GED, a national high school equivalency exam, is also offered in Spanish. In 2014, the GED test was completely overhauled, making it a computer-based test to correlate with Common Core State Standards and College and Career Readiness Standards. GED completers and high school graduates earn on average $9,400 more annually and have a 3% lower unemployment rate than those who do not complete.
For more information on the GED Recognition Ceremony or the Adult Education program at Rock Valley College, please contact Amanda Smith, Dean, Transitional Opportunities & Career Education, at (815) 921-2009.