Adult Education & GED

If you started high school but didn’t finish, or if you just need to improve your basic reading, math or communication skills, there are free adult education classes offered in every Kentucky county, as well as online.

Complete high school or a GED. The GED (General Educational Development) is an examination that gives you a second chance to finish high school.

Passing the GED earns you the GED diploma, which is recognized by most employers and colleges as the equivalent of a high school diploma. Free GED classes are provided by your local adult education center. You can learn online through MyCareerTools Programs, a website that lets you study at home. There is no enrollment fee for this course.┬áIf you’re looking for more information about the GED examination, visit Kentucky Adult Education.

Brush up on basic skills. Adult education is more than just the GED. Did you know you can enroll in free courses, either online or in a center, to brush up on reading, math, or other academic subjects?

If you’re thinking about going back to college, or if you just want to help your children with homework, visit KYVAE or a local education center to discuss your options.

Explore your career options. Your adult education center also offers career planning through the ACT Work Keys assessment and an occupational database of over 9,000 job profiles.

Students may be eligible to earn a “Kentucky Employability Certificate” based on successful completion of the Work keys assessment. Contact KYVAE or your local center for more information.

You can also visit GoHigher’s Career Information for Adults to take career interest inventories and research the jobs that are most in-demand