Aspire

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To get a good job today, you need basic academic and workforce skills. Aspire is a FREE program for anyone 16 and over in the community. Aspire classes are a stepping stone to transition to the next chapter in life. Refresh your basic academic skills in reading, math, or language to help earn your GED® or High School Diploma, enter a skills training program, obtain a job, and/or retain your current job. 

Aspire students are required to attend an orientation before beginning classes.  Students ages 16-18 must pre-register for orientation.  Decide which location best fits you, then call 419-238-5411, ext. 2075 to register for orientation.

WORKKEYS/HESI PREP CLASSES
These classes are available for anyone entering any Adult Education program that wants to work on their skills.  These classes will help students improve basic academic and workforce skills.  Assistance will also be provided with improving WorkKeys scores and HESI scores for students wishing to apply for the Practical Nursing Program, Medical Assistant Program or the Adult Diploma Program.  

DATES AND LOCATIONS

All new and returning students must attend orientation prior to starting classes.

2019-2020 Aspire Class Times and Locations

Van Wert County Site:
Vantage Career Center
Adult Education Door #6
818 N. Franklin St. Van Wert, OH 45891
419-238-5411

Aspire Classes
Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-9:00pm
Orientations Held: Sept. 10, Nov. 5, Jan. 7, Mar. 3, May 5

WorkKeys/HESI Prep Classes
Classes meet on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 am– 12:00pm
Orientations Held:  Oct 16, Nov 6, Jan. 8, Feb. 5, Mar. 11, Apr 15, May 20

Paulding County Site:
Ohio Means Jobs - Paulding County Job Center
250 Dooley Drive #B, Paulding, OH 45879
419-399-3345

Aspire Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00-3:00 pm
Orientations Held: Sept. 9, Nov. 11, Jan. 20, Mar. 9, May 4  (New Dates)

Delphos Site:
Delphos Public Library
309 W 2nd Street, Delphos, OH 45833
419-695-4015

Aspire Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am - 12:00 am 
Orientation Dates: Oct. 8, Nov. 5, Jan. 7, Mar.3, May 5

Mercer County Site: 
Celina Education Complex
585 E Livingston, Celina, OH 45822
419-998-2956

Aspire Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00-12:00 am 
Orientations Held:  Sept. 10, Nov. 5, Jan. 7, Mar. 3, May 5

Ottawa Site:
Ottawa Public Library
136 Putnam Pkwy, Ottawa, OH 45875
419-523-3747

Aspire Classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00am - 11:30am
Orientations Held:  Sept. 9, Nov. 4, Jan. 6, Mar. 2, May 4

St. Marys Site:
St. Paul's Church
201 N Perry Street, St. Marys, OH 45885
419-998-2956

Aspire Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Orientations Held:  Sept. 10, Nov. 5, Jan. 7, Mar. 3, May 5

Lima Site:
Apollo Adult Resource Center
3325 Shawnee Road, Lima, OH 45806
419-998-2956

Aspire Classes meet on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 9:00am - noon and 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Orientations Held:  Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 5, Jan. 7, Feb. 4, Mar. 3, Apr. 7, May 5 

Lima Site:
Ohio Means Jobs - Allen County Job Center
1501 S. Dixie Hwy, Lima, OH 45805
419-999-0365

Aspire Classes meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00am - noon
(Tues/Thurs/Fri classes held year round for eligible students-Call 419-998-2956 for information)
Orientations Held:  Sept. 9, Nov. 4, Jan. 6, Mar. 2, May 4

GED® TESTING CENTER

Vantage Career Center is an authorized Pearson VUE GED® Test Center location. The GED® exam is a computer based test that includes four sections: Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science and Social Studies.  

The cost is $30 for each subject or $120 for the complete test.

Ohio GED® Voucher Program
The State of Ohio offers a voucher available for first time test-takers to assist in covering up to $80 of the cost ($20 for each section/ $80 for the complete test).  For information on receiving a voucher, contact Jessica Hoehn at 419-998-2938 / jessicahoehn@apollocc.org 

contact us

For more information about Aspire, contact the Ohio Technical Center at Vantage Career Center at 419-238-5411, option 2.