Malcolm X once said a quote that still permeates through the educational atmosphere to this day: “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”
Craig County staff representatives are so serious about education that they continue to help those who seek a General Educational Development Diploma (GED).
“The GED program for qualified adults gives the participants an opportunity to achieve a high school equivalency diploma,” said Donnie Spangler. “This achievement will allow the adult to pursue personal goals in his or her life.”
There is a GED Preparation and Career Readiness Class currently being taught in room 200 at the Craig County High School in room 200 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
“Anyone who wants to get prepared to earn a GED certificate can enroll at any time,” Spangler, the Salem Region-5 Adult Education Program Manager, added. “The class is free, and you only need to bring a composition notebook and pencils.”
Bo Trumbo is the local instructor. “Trumbo is highly qualified and is interested in having the residents of Craig County who do not have their GED certificates join his classes,” Spangler said. “Computers and excellent books are available for you to use while improving your skills.”
Trumbo has previously taught the GED (adult education) classes in another region of Virginia. “I have witnessed the successful feeling and confidence of each student who passed the test,” Trumbo mentioned.
Spangler noted that the most frequently asked question he gets is, “How long will it take for me to earn my GED?”
He then explains that an amount of time cannot be given because it is situational.
“The amount of time it takes for someone to earn a GED certificate can vary depending on one’s reading, writing and math skills,” Spangler said before adding, “attending class regularly, participating in class work and completing additional work at home affects one’s progress and success.
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“This achievement of obtaining one’s GED gives the student the drive to continue to grow as a person and professionally,” Trumbo said. “Their future is open to grow and to achieve.”