GED in the TTL
According to John Tyler, Associate Professor of Education at Brown University, those who do not complete high school can increase their earning potential by 5-25% by getting their General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Here at the Tenderloin Technology Lab we are hoping to help our guests increase their earning potential. With this assistance of Sophie our summer intern, the TTL has been able to develop an online GED study hall course. Within this course guests will take an introductory session which will enroll them in the free online platform that is maintained by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Through the PBS platform guests can take practice exams, learn what to expect when taking the exam, and hone in on areas where they may be struggling. After the initial session, guests can attend weekly study hall classes that are more free form, yet still under the guidance of skilled volunteers. Through this new program the TTL is hoping to use information access to help our guests better themselves and become more employable. Check out the TTL Calendar to learn more about this class and other classes offered at the TTL.