PA CareerLink® Bucks County Youth Center

GED Preparation, Job Readiness/Career Exploration and Job Placement

Posted on October 06, 2014

Free GED Preparation, Job Readiness/Career Exploration and Job Placement

I am outreaching to request your assistance and to disseminate this message to as many parents in the Bucks County area as possible. The GED exam is going through a major transformation on January 1, 2014. As a result thousands of individuals in Pennsylvania are racing to get their GEDs. Anyone who has not passed the current GED exam by the end of the year will need to start over. Also, individuals who have passed one or more sections of the current exam cannot transfer the test scores to the new exam.

Although it is possible to get a job without a diploma or a GED, lacking the basic educational foundation impairs a young adult’s short and long term earning potential. Studies show that high-school drop-outs can expect to earn 25% less than their peers who graduate as well as an unemployment rate of 31%.

The Youth Center at PA CareerLink® Bucks County is offering FREE GED preparation, career exploration and job placement to assist qualifying youth ages 17 – 21 in Bucks County to enter the emerging the workforce and achieve their goals.

The goal of the program is to assist Bucks County youth ages 17-21 that have either dropped out of high school or have their diploma but need the basic skills to enter the emerging workforce to achieve their goals, secure a better paying job, advance their career, earn a better wage, build life skills, and gain self sufficiency.

The PA CareerLink® Bucks County Youth Center is conveniently located in Bristol, near public transportation. Morning and afternoon hours are available.

Interested parents or youth may schedule an appointment or attend an orientation session by calling Amanda at 215-781-1073 ext. 2273 and/or Jenn at 215-781-1073 ext. 2282. For more information send an email to avogelman@buckscareerlink.org or jmarin@buckscareerlink.org.


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