Free GED Training
Yes, there actually seems to be some hope and free GED training for people who never finished high school. Free help in studying for the GED, a temporary job in the construction trade while you learn, and money for your efforts. Basically, GED help, a job, and cash all at the same time.
It’s called a Youthbuild grant. It’s money from the Federal government given to non-profits to fund Youthbuild programs.
Federal Grant Allows Students to Earn a GED and Learn Construction Skills
I found out about this program when I found an article on the Internet talking about a Youthbuild Program in Southwestern Illinois . The article describes 3 places in Illinois you could contact to learn about Youthbuild programs: Godfrey College (I believe this is the Lewis and Clark College, the Godfrey, IL campus), Springfield Urban League (Springfield, IL), and United Methodist’s Children’s Home (Mount Vernon, IL).
If you need a GED, job training, and some money for your efforts in Illinois, you now have 3 places to research.
Department of Labor Funds $100 Million for Youthbuild Projects and Free GED Training
I estimate the Department of Labor is funding $100 million for these programs. Youthbuild grants seem to be nationwide in nature. If you are a high school dropout, your real question should be: How do I find such a program?
Need Free GED Training? Locate a Youthbuild Program
Finding a Youthbuild program will just take you 5 minutes on the computer. Find a location and call for an appointment. Then go there tomorrow. When you Locate a Youthbuild Program, be sure to search both by zip code and your state. Do it first by zip code. Then do it by your state. I tried it and received different results than I expected.
Is there a Youthbuild Program in my State?
There are now 273 YouthBuild programs in 45 states, Washington, DC, and the Virgin Islands. 92,000 YouthBuild students have built 19,000 units of affordable, increasingly green, housing since 1994.
It’s a Chance at Free GED Training, Give it a Try
That’s all I can help you with today. If you followed through and actually contacted a Youthbuild program, please comment on my blog. Better still, if you get a GED/job training because of this blog article and Youthbuild, tell others about the program, and let me know.
Here’s advice on studying for the GED. There may be free GED training in your state like the Youthbuild program but you must look for it.