Adult Education

Contact Info:
Marlon Platt, Orientation & Testing Coordinator
614-294-5476 X 131 Marlon.Platt@GodmanGuild.org

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Upcoming Adult Education Orientations

Location Date Time
Main Location – 303 East Sixth Avenue January 9, 2017 9 AM, 12:30 PM, or 5 PM
St. John’s Episcopal Church – 1003 West Town Street January 17, 2017 9 AM or 5 PM
Reeb Avenue Center – 280 Reeb Avenue January 18, 2017 9 AM or 4:30 PM

Upcoming ESOL Orientations

Location Date Time
Main Location – 303 East Sixth Avenue January 10, 2017 9 AM
Somali Senior and Family Services Center – 2706 Crossroads Plaza Drive November 9, 2016 9:30 AM
DeVry University – 1350 Alum Creek Drive November 7, 2016 10 AM

No pre-registration is required but you must be on time.

ABLE/GED – Prospective students enter the program by first attending an informational orientation session at their preferred class location. Students who choose to enroll will complete enrollment paperwork, a TABE diagnostic pre-test, student success activities, and a one-on-one meeting with their instructor. 2016-2017 orientation dates are listed by site above. For additional information, please call 614-294-5476.

ESOL – Godman Guild has provided English language classes for non-native speakers since 2013. Students must be 18 years of age or older. Our program is offered at no cost and is designed to be self-paced and tailored to meet the needs of the individual. Classes focus instruction on reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Students also receive lessons on American culture.

ServSafe – This 6 week course prepares you to take the ServSafe certification exam, a nationally recognized credential for jobs in food service, restaurant management, and hospitality. ServSafe certification is issued by the National Restaurant Association.

Customer Service – This course prepares you to take the Customer Service exam, a nationally recognized credential for jobs in service, retail, sales, and hospitality. Customer Service certification is issued by the National Retail Federation.

E3 – The Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) of United Way of Central Ohio is pleased to offer the E3 program: Educate, Empower, Elevate program. E3 is designed to help low-to-moderate income working women reach a new level of financial stability for themselves and their families.
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Godman Guild
303 East Sixth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201

Orientation Date Time
January 9, 2017 9 AM, 12:30 PM, or 5PM
February 27, 2017 9 AM, 12:30 PM, or 5PM
April 17, 2017 9 AM, 12:30 PM, or 5PM
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This location offers free on-site childcare for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old during info sessions, testing and classes.

Franklinton Learning Center
1003 West Town Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222

Orientation Date Time
January 17, 2017 9 AM or 5 PM
March 6, 2017 9 AM or 5 PM
April 24, 2017 9 AM or 5 PM

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Reeb Avenue Center
280 Reeb Ave, Columbus, OH 43207

Orientation Date Time
January 18, 2017 9 AM or 4:30 PM
March 7, 2017 9 AM or 4:30 PM
April 25, 2017 9 AM or 4:30 PM
The former Reeb Avenue School at 280 Reeb Ave., photographed Wednesday, August 5, 2015, is being converted into a new social services center for the South Side, opening in September. (Columbus Dispatch photo by Fred Squillante)

ESOL/English for Speakers of Other Languages

Godman Guild
303 East Sixth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201

Orientation Date Time
January 10, 2017 9 AM
February 28, 2017 9 AM
April 18, 2017 9 AM
DeVry University
1350 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43209

Orientation Date Time
November 7, 2016 10 AM
January 9, 2017 10 AM
February 13, 2017 10 AM
March 20, 2017 10 AM
April 24, 2017 10 AM

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Somali Senior and Family Services Center
2706 Crossroads Plaza Dr, Columbus, OH 43219

Orientation Date Time
November 9, 2016 9:30 AM
January 11, 2017 9:30 AM
February 6, 2017 9:30 AM
March 13, 2017 9:30 AM
April 10, 2017 9:30 AM
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How to Enroll in Adult Education classes

Prospective students enter the program by first attending an informational orientation session at their preferred class location. Students who choose to enroll will complete enrollment paperwork, a TABE diagnostic pre-test, participate in student success activities, and have a one-on-one meeting with their instructor. 2016-2017 orientation dates are listed by location above. For additional information, please call 614-294-5476.

Official GED Practice Test

The official GED practice test is available online through www.ged.com. Any person can create a GED account and take the GED Ready Practice Test under the “Study” link. The cost is $6 per test session. The full test is $24.

Godman Guild offers the official GED practice test at no cost on an on-going basis to ENROLLED students who receive a TABE score of Levels 5 or 6 in Reading and Math.

Official GED Test

The Official GED Test is administered at an approved Pearson VUE testing facility. Log in to www.ged.com to schedule the official GED test. First-time test takers in Ohio are eligible to receive an $80 voucher toward the $120 cost of the test. Vouchers are issued by Career and Technical Planning Districts in Ohio.

Students who pass the Official GED Practice Test at Godman Guild are eligible for an additional $40 scholarship to cover the remaining cost of the test.

Graduation: a formal cap and gown graduation ceremony is held every June for participants who earn a GED and/or a skill certification such as ServSafe. These educational milestones are a commendable accomplishment and should be celebrated with family and friends!

How to Volunteer

The Adult Education program is always looking for individuals who are interested in tutoring students. If you are interested in this rewarding opportunity, please call 614-294-5476.

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