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Feb 27, 2014 3:59 PM by MELISSA CANONE

87 Graduate in WorkReady U Program

South Central Louisiana Technical College, Young Memorial Campus, held a commencement ceremony on February 26, 2014, for graduates of the WorkReady U Program (formerly known as GED). A total of 87 high school equivalency diplomas were awarded by Work Ready U in St. Mary Parish in 2013. The WorkReady U vision is built on the notion of recasting the expectations of our most important natural resource - our people. As a symbol of the new vision, the Louisiana adult education program has been re-named "WorkReady U." With a renewed set of expectations and a different culture, adult education in Louisiana is no longer just about obtaining your high school equivalency diploma, but acquiring the means to improved life circumstances resulting from gaining the skills that lead to a job providing a sustainable wage.

Dr.Meador, Director of SCLTC, says: " Participating in the Work Ready U graduation is one of the most rewarding opportunities that I have as a college leader. It is so great to look at the audience of students and know these students have done the work to change not just their lives but also their families lives in the years ahead. The graduation is just the first step on a journey that will make them the workforce and leaders of tomorrow."

Registration for new students will be held at 900 Youngs Rd. on March 7, 2014 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Applicants must be 18 years of age and provide a valid state picture ID, social security card, and $25 to enroll. Classes begin March 10 and are held day and night at the Morgan City Campus; day classes are also offered at the Franklin Branch Campus.

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