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Welcome to Regional Office of Education #40
GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR THOSE WANTING TO GET THEIR GED
Illinois Community College Board Subsidizes High School Equivalency Testing Costs To Help Struggling Illinoisans
More than $500,000 in grant funding will help reduce testing fees by more than 60% for thousands of Illinois residents
SPRINGFIELD (Aug 31, 2020)– As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create professional hardships for thousands of Illinoisans, the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) is making it easier for state residents to earn their high school equivalency by announcing grant funding that will significantly reduce the cost of those exams.
The grant funding is being awarded to The Center: Resources for Teaching and Learning. The Center will work with Illinois’ two licensed high school equivalency vendors in Illinois – HiSET and GED – to provide the discount codes and administer the testing.
“Taking these tests can lead to better lives, and this grant funding may help minimize a small burden on the thousands of hard working residents who are being strained by the pandemic,” said ICCB Executive Director Brian Durham. There are two ways to take the exams and access discount code information:
Candidates can find important information to access the discount for the GED exam by logging on to their GED profile and scheduling a test at www.ged.com. First time users will need to create a new account before they can proceed with scheduling a test. Candidates will need to enter the code ILSAVE20 at check-out.
Candidates can access the discount for the HiSET exam by calling Education Testing Services customer support hotline at 1-855-MyHiSET and scheduling a test.
“Receiving a High School Equivalency Certificate is the first step on a career path to better job opportunities in high demand occupations,” said Jennifer Foster, Deputy Executive Director and State Administrator of High School Equivalency.
Final costs for full testing packages after grant funding:
About the Illinois Community College Board
The Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) is the state coordinating organization for the Illinois Community College System - the third largest in the country and the leading public workforce development trainer in the state. The ICCB has statutory responsibility for administering state and federal grants to community college districts and adult education providers and managing high school equivalency testing for Illinois. Illinois community colleges serve over 600,000 residents each year in credit, noncredit, and continuing education courses. Illinois is home to 48 colleges in 39 community college districts which provide high quality, accessible, cost-effective educational opportunities to the entire state.
Both the Jerseyville and Carlinville ROE offices are available for GED Testing! Schedule a test at www.ged.com
Administrative Academy #1374
Depression and Suicide Prevention Training
Date: October 19
Time: 1:00 to 3:15
Evidence of Completion: 6 hours. This workshop will require an activity to be completed after the presentation
Suicide is a serious and growing problem among children and adolescents.
Each year, thousands of young people commit suicide. The majority of
children and adolescents who attempt suicide have a significant mental
health disorder, usually depression. Depression and suicidal feelings are
treatable mental disorders. Teachers and administrators should always err
on the side of caution and safety. Come join us to learn more about suicide
and depression, ways to identify it, how to help, and develop a plan to help
guide your students and staff through depression, suicide, and SEL.
To help you decide if home schooling is right for your child please read the important information provided by the Illinois State Board of Education on this site:
Illinois State Board of Education/Home Schooling
Looking for an interesting way to inspire students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines? Consider the National Youth Cyber Education Program, a national cybersecurity competition run by the Air Force to generate interest in technology careers.
The competition, which challenges and middle school and high school students to find and patch vulnerabilities in a virtual operating system, is held annually to help fill a global cybersecurity workforce gap. (One commonly cited prediction from 2018 holds that there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the United States by 2021.) So far, 39 teams in Illinois have joined.
More information: www.uscyberpatriot.org
Deadline to register: October 15, 2020
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