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Why Should I Get My GED?

  Consider the following facts and
  research that demonstrate the benefits
of a GED credential:

 

 

  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, adults who acquire a GED earn $8,451 more per year than adults who never completed high school. Over a lifetime that is approximately $385,000 for a GED graduate.
  • Having your GED will help you get a job and keep it and is the turning point for employment and educational opportunities. It will open up opportunities for employment that are not available for non-graduates. A diploma will also enable you to get advanced training and attend college.
  • Eight out of ten GED graduates go on to get more skills and knowledge. They receive formal or informal education and/or training after completing their GED goals. Half of those graduates will will enroll in college and 93% of those entering college will do so immediately after obtaining their GED. Getting a college education can increase your earning and job potential even more!
  • GED graduates have fewer needs to use government programs. Adults who do not have a high school diploma or GED will use 30% more government resources such as Welfare and Food Stamps
  • GED graduates have shown to leave their part-time or minimum wage jobs and find employment with a 20% increase in salary.
  • A GED will have a big impact on your family. Having a GED increases your employment stability and financial security. Parents who have a diploma are more likely to have children who finish high school or get their GEDs.

To learn more about getting your GED and where tutoring and testing center are click on the link below:

http://www.schools.utah.gov/adulted/ged/fqa.htm

For more information about the value of getting your GED:

http://www.gedforme.org/about.asp

http://www.passged.com/ged-test-advice.php#5

http://www.websitetoolbox.com/tool/post/passged/vpost?id=560823&trail=15

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