PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - Anyone interested in earning a GED who has never taken the test before can now begin the process for free, for a limited time.
West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Adult Learning Centers are helping to prepare individuals to do so.
Now until August 1, GED Testing Service (GEDTS) is hosting a promotion that provides $10 off the first GED test module for individuals taking the 2014 series GED test for the first time.
This discount, when used along with a $20 GED test module voucher provided by Kentucky Adult Education, allows qualified individuals to take their first module of the GED test for free.
Unlike the previous GED test series, the 2014 GED test series allows testers to take each of the four modules, or subject areas, of the test one at a time.
"This wonderful opportunity provides first-time GED seekers with the option of taking the module they are most confident in, whether it is reasoning through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, or Mathematical Reasoning without having to pay to try their first GED test module, and will provide great savings to our students" said Samantha Williams, the director of adult education at WKCTC.
The regular cost of each GED test module is $30 for a total of $120. However, Kentucky Adult Education (KYAE) is currently covering $20 of the cost of each of the four GED test modules first-time 2014 GED test-takers, reducing the cost to just $10 for each module.
Individuals who take advantage of the promotion, can take the first test for free, making the cost for all four GED test modules just $30, a saving of 75 percent.
However, individuals must prepare in order to qualify to take a GED test module.
Testers must also be enrolled in a Kentucky Adult Education program.
The WKCTC Adult Learning Centers offers one-on-one tutoring and managed classes, distance learning classes, and other classes to help people reach their goal of earning a GED diploma.
The GED exam is given on Wednesday's and Thursdays at the WKCTC Workforce Assessment Center located in the colleges Emerging Technology Center.
For more information call 270-534-3451, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. visit the WKCTC Adult Learning Centers website westkentucky.kcctcs.edu/academics/adult_education.aspx or visit the Facebook page at facebook.com/pages/WKCTC-Adult-Learning-Centers.