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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.

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.  


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

2020-2021 Aspire Class Times and Locations

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

Aspire Classes
Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-9:00pm
Orientations Held: Aug. 11, Sept. 15, Nov. 10, Jan. 5, Mar. 2, May 4

Medical Prep Classes (Designed to prepare students to take their Workkeys and HESI pre-entrance exams)
3 day a week session Begins July 20.  Classes meet on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00am-noon.
2 day a week sessions Begin these following dates:   August 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Jan. 4, Feb. 1, Mar. 1, Apr. 5, May 3  
Classes meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 am– 12:00pm

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

Aspire Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00-3:00 pm
Orientations Held: Sept. 15, Nov. 10, Jan. 5, Mar. 2, May 4

Delphos Site:
Delphos Public Library
309 W 2nd Street, Delphos, OH 45833

Aspire Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am - 12:00 pm 
Orientation Dates: Sept. 15, Nov. 10, Jan. 5, Mar. 2, May 4

Mercer County Site: 
Celina Education Complex
585 E Livingston, Celina, OH 45822

Aspire Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00-12:00 am 
Orientations Held:  Sept. 15, Nov. 10, Jan. 5, Mar. 2, May 4

Ottawa Site:
Ottawa Public Library
136 Putnam Pkwy, Ottawa, OH 45875

Aspire Classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00am - 11:30am
Orientations Held:  Sept. 14, Nov. 9, Jan. 4, Mar. 1, May 3

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

Aspire Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Orientations Held:  Sept. 15, Nov. 10, Jan. 5, Mar. 2, May 4


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 / [email protected] 

contact us

For more information about Aspire, contact Jodi Wireman, Aspire Coordinator at 419-998-2956.
Those in need of a GED Voucher should contact Jessica Hoehn, Assistant Aspire Coordinator at 419-998-2938. 
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