The OHIO Career Ready Campus provides FREE adult workforce and career development programs. These programs include adult basic education, GED® preparation, workforce literacy, and workforce readiness, transition to post-secondary education, ESOL and civics education, and correctional education.
Courses offered through the OHIO Career Ready Campus are designed to provide opportunities for students to develop the knowledge and expertise needed to successfully enter the workforce.
The Aspire Program at Ohio University
Ohio University's Aspire program is funded by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and offers FREE instruction in Athens and Hocking Counties. The Aspire program provides high-quality basic educational services to assist adult learners in acquiring skills to be successful in postsecondary education, training, and employment. Our graduates earn a living wage, are contributing members of society, and are highly trained and educated when entering the workforce. Programs offered both in-person and online at flexible locations on different days and at various times:
- GED preparation classes
- Life skills, employability skills, and computer literacy
- Distance education -- enhancing learning using technology
- Job training and certification preparation classes
- Workplace education -- education services offered in collaboration with an employer to increase the productivity of the workforce
- Correctional education -- a partnership with jails, detention centers, community-based rehabilitation centers, or other similar institutions
We are providing services in Athens and Hocking Counties and currently, courses are available at the following locations:
- Ohio University, Stevens Literacy Center, Patton Hall
- Tri-County Career Center, 15676 St. Rt. 691, Nelsonville
All adult learners are required to attend an orientation where an assessment is given to help determine the individual's educational needs and goals. The instruction is designed to proceed at a comfortable pace that best meets the needs of the adult learner. We want our adult students to succeed, and we welcome the opportunity to assist in your educational goals. Aspire is just the beginning of a great future for you to "Learn more. Earn more."
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