ELIZABETH — Union County College’s Center for Economic and Workforce Development (CEWD) will be hosting its third annual Citizenship, General Education Development (GED), and Occupational Training Celebration on Wednesday, June 12, in the Kellogg Building at the college’s Elizabeth campus. It will honor students who have successfully achieved their citizenship, earned their high school equivalency, or completed their occupational training. The keynote speaker will be the Honorable Mayor J. Christian Bollwage, Mayor of Elizabeth.
The CEWD runs citizenship classes throughout the year which provides individuals the skills and knowledge necessary to pass the United States Citizenship Exam.
The GED tests are a group of five subject tests which certify that the individual who passes the tests has high-school academic skills. The CEWD also runs GED classes throughout the year which enables students who did not graduate from high school to earn a high school equivalency diploma.
The Occupational Training Program is for adults who are changing careers and out-of-school youth who are planning for new careers. Classes include Administrative Assistant, Computerized Accounting Technician, Computerized Office Skills, ESL Office Skills, and Medical Coding and Billing. Counseling, job skills instruction, and job placement are provided.
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