Press Release
Posted August 6, 2021

Lorain County Community College (LCCC) will host information sessions for the free Aspire GED Prep and 22+ Adult Diploma programs from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19 at the Spitzer Conference Center (also accessible virtually via Zoom) and from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 20 at the LCCC Lorain Learning Center at City Center.

“Lorain County has approximately 18,000 working-age adults who have not completed a high school diploma or equivalent,” Mary Murphy, manager of Adult Success Initiatives, said. “Adults without a high school diploma are at a disadvantage when competing for Ohio’s in-demand jobs or participating in advanced training opportunities. Luckily, community members can come to LCCC to complete GED prep classes, the 22+ adult high school diploma, and Ohio Adult Diploma Options, as well as pursue opportunities for adults who only need to finish OGT testing.”

The GED prep program offers day, evening and virtual options that prepare students to take the GED test. Starting this fall, Aspire GED participants can earn in-demand industry credentials in customer service or manufacturing while working toward their GED.

Classes are offered at locations throughout the county, including:
• LCCC main campus at 1005 N. Abbe Road, Elyria (childcare is available)
• LCCC Lorain Learning Center at City Center at 201 W. Erie Ave., Lorain
• OhioMeansJobs Lorain County at 42495 N. Ridge Road, Elyria
• Lorain County JVS at 15181 OH-58, Oberlin
• Second Baptist Church Elyria, 427 Chapman Lane, Elyria
• Lorain County Urban League at 200 Middle Ave. Suite 200, Elyria
• Lorain Public Library Main Branch at 351 W. 6th St., Lorain

The 22+ Adult Diploma Program offers online classes and support for individuals who are 22 years-old and older who have not yet received their diploma. Students complete their remaining high school credits online and must pass any Ohio Graduation Tests they may still need to complete. Those who complete the program will earn a diploma from their local school districts. Tutors, coaches and other support is available. For more information visit the 22+ Diploma Program.

Register for an information session

Spitzer Conference Center is located on LCCC’s main campus at 1005 N. Abbe Road, Elyria. The LCCC Lorain Learning Center at City Center is located at 201 W. Erie Ave., Lorain.

For more information visit Aspire  or call the Aspire office at (440) 366-4530.