There is help for the Illinois GED and its as close as downtown Chicago, IL. If you live in Chicago or within public transportation of Chicago, you need to learn read this article.
Chicago High School Dropouts need an Illinois GED
I live in Chicago, not a suburb, but on the northside of Chicago. I see high school dropouts every day.
What is the Chicago high school drop out rate? Brian Karpuk seems to actually know the CPS drop out rate. If you want to decipher Chicago’s graduation rates visit Chicago Public Schools Graduation Rate to do your own research. Brian Karpuk believes the Chicago graduation rate has improved from 47% in 1999 to 55.1% graduated in 2007. If that’s true, the Chicago high school drop out rate is almost 45%.
45 of 100 incoming freshmen won’t finish high school in Chicago.
I’m going to simplify things and estimate that 50% of all Chicago high school students will never graduate from high school.
If you attended a Chicago public high school, the odds are 50/50 that you need an Illinois GED desperately to advance your career and your life.
Does any agency provide both training for the Illinois GED and job counseling? Yes, Jobs for Youth can help you.
Since I live in Chicago I did a search for GED Chicago and I found Jobs for Youth. Then I corresponded via email with someone on their staff of this Chicago based non-profit.
Jobs for Youth Chicago has been ongoing since 1979 helping people pass the GED and also providing job training. That alone is impressive. They are located in downtown Chicago but according to my correspondence with a staff member, anyone can apply for their GED training assistance. You just need to be able to commute to downtown Chicago, IL to attend their classes. Their office is located at 17 North State Street, Chicago, IL. Basically, they are at the corner of State and Madison streets in Chicago (easy transportation).
Visit their site at http://www.jfychicago.org/ to learn more about them. I’m purposely not giving you their phone number so that you go to http://www.jfychicago.org/, learn more about Jobs for Youth Chicago, and then contact them.
Getting your Illinois GED
So there is hope for getting your Illinois GED. If anyone learns of another Illinois GED training program I can research, please comment on my blog.