Stevens-Henager College Expands its GED® Test Tutoring Program Statewide
05/25/2011

Students can get help at no cost to help propel their path toward college and a career

Online PR News – 25-May-2011 – – Stevens-Henager College announced today the statewide launch of its GED Test tutoring program. GED Test tutoring is now available at all campus locations, including Salt Lake City/Murray, Provo/Orem, Logan, and Ogden/West Haven. The tutoring program is offered at no cost and has been developed to bring enrollees without a diploma a step closer to their dream jobs, by helping them get the required credentials to start college.

A GED Academy article shows that 39 million Americans do not have a high school diploma(1); the tutoring program’s goal is to assist some of that number in obtaining their GED certificate. A GED diploma can be regarded as the critical first step in one’s journey in gaining the real world knowledge and skills necessary to start a career in today’s marketplace. Plus, a 2009 American Council study shows the value of a GED Test tutoring program: only 83% of first-time test-takers pass the GED test(2).

Stevens-Henager College GED Test tutoring includes the following benefits:

• Knowledgeable instructors
• Flexible tutoring hours
• Individual attention
• Complimentary study tools
• Motivational support system
• Targeted practice exams
• GED Test registration assistance

As an additional benefit, when students pass their GED Test, Stevens-Henager College will reimburse their test fee.

“U.S. Census Bureau data shows that unemployment rates are tied directly to levels of educational attainment(3),” says Ken Plant, director of Stevens-Henager College, Provo/Orem. “The data shows that more than 15 percent of people without a high school diploma are unemployed. We are pleased the GED Test tutoring program, which started in Provo, can now be utilized by everyone in Utah.”

Students can be tutored in all the GED Test areas, including English, Social Studies, Science, and Math. For more information, visit www.utahged.com. The GED Test program is a community service and is not an accredited program.

About Stevens-Henager College®

Stevens-Henager College (which includes Independence University®) and its affiliates CollegeAmerica® and California College San Diego have sixteen locations across the western United States, all working to help make a better career more accessible. Stevens-Henager College’s degree programs are designed to produce highly trained and skilled graduates prepared for a wide range of job possibilities. Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and offering programs in business, information technology, graphic arts, and healthcare, the college continues to pride itself on providing quality education to generations of students. For more information, visit http://www.stevenshenager.edu.

Citation

1) GED Academy Articles. "What Does the GED Measure?" February 11, 2008.
http://www.passged.com/blog/2008/02/11/what-does-the-ged-measure
2) American Council on Education. GED Testing Service. “2009 GED Testing Program Statistical Report”. Page 24.
3) United States Census Bureau, Current Population Survey. “Mean Earnings by Highest Degrees Earned: 2008.” Table 228.