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Enrollment Now Open for ICC GED Bridge Program Classes

GED graduates now can enroll in a new program at ICC that is designed to bridge the gap between completing their requirements and finding jobs earning family-sustaining wages.

The ICC Success After the GED College Bridge Program currently helps grads with career exploration assistance, as well as life skills and industry/occupational skills development. The goal is to enroll each of the GED graduates into college-level coursework and continue on a path to obtain a credential beyond the GED. Career development will focus on the high-demand, middle- and high-skilled occupations of health careers, information technology, manufacturing, and education.

Participants may choose from four session dates. Each session includes 100 hours of customized training and takes only five weeks to complete. There is no cost, and students receive a weekly stipend.

Participants attend one of four sessions scheduled through spring of 2019:

  • Aug. 20 through Sept. 21, 2018
  • Oct. 15 through Nov. 16, 2018
  • Jan. 21 through Feb. 22, 2019
  • March 18 through April 19, 2019

All class sessions are held Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 1 pm on the ICC Peoria Campus, located at 5407 N. University St.

Each session is limited to 15 GED graduates from Peoria and Tazewell counties.

The Illinois Community College Board recently awarded ICC more than $200,000 in grant funding for the program.

For more information or to apply, contact Pachaunce Allen-Walker, program coordinator, at (309) 690-6892 or email [email protected]