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    Jimmy Lewis, Chair of the Door Prize Committee, asks those contacts at
each school to remember to bring your contribution to the Planning
Committee Headquarters in the East Tower Board Room. We appreciate
your help in obtaining door prizes for the closing business session on
NCCCAEA Issues Committee
Hubert Bullard, Chair
Fayetteville TCC
Bill Adams
Davidson County CC
Marian Baer
Catawba Valley CC
Jim Chavis
Richmond CC
Jean Clayton
Asheville-Buncombe TCC
Vonnie Conner
Blue Ridge CC
Calvin Dull
Wilkes CC
Wayne Eller
Randolph CC
Jackson Elliott
Piedmont CC
Louise Fann
Sampson CC
Floyd Horton
College of the Albemarle
Velva Jenkins
Brunswick CC
Leo Kelly
Vance-Granville CC
Jimmy Lewis
Robeson CC
Elaine Lockhart
Caldwell CC & Tl
Melba McCallum
Richmond CC
Neill McLeod
Wake TCC
Ed Mills
Lenoir CC
Justin Oliver
Robeson CC
Frances Wheeler
Western Piedmont CC
Lamar Wommack
Western Piedmont CC
Many adults who do not have a high
school diploma also do not have the
time to attend regularly scheduled
classes for an extended period. GED
Fast Track is a new program at
Western Piedmont Community
College designed to help some of
these adults.
According to Becky Caraway,
Learning Lab Director at WPCC,
there are many adults who enroll in
the traditional GED study program
whose placement test scores clearly
indicate that with a brief review they
could pass the GED Tests. Yet, many
of these students fail to return to
review and take the exam. Not only
do they lack the time as job and
family responsibilities come first in .
their lives, but they also lack the
confidence needed to attempt the
For this group of adults, a special
program began in August through the
Learning Lab at WPCC. GED Fast
Track is an intensive short term
program designed to provide students
with a brief review of academic skills
as well as instruction in taking
standardized tests. Both day and
evening sessions of this program
have been offered. The day classes
meet for one week only, Monday
through Friday from 9am - 12 noon,
and the evening sessions meet for
two weeks on Tuesdays and
Thursdays from 6:30 - 9:30 pm.
Students in the Fast Track classes
are given a quick review of each of
the five GED subject areas along with
plenty of homework for practice. Then
they are given the official GED
Practice Tests followed by an analysis
of the most frequently missed
This program has already provided
many adults with the opportunity to
demonstrate that they have the
necessary skills to take the GED
exam and earn the GED diploma.
During this past fall semester, 103
students enrolled in Fast Track
classes, and 62 of them passed the
GED Tests ~ an impressive 60%
completion rate!
-Submitted By Jean Sherrod

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