Class earns diplomas as tech school rebrands GED program

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 2, 2013

By Kimberly Hopson

RESERVE – Thirty-eight students received general equivalency diplomas on Friday during a commencement ceremony at the South Central Louisiana Technical College’s River Parishes Campus.
Earl Meador, the director of the college, delivered the commendement address. The listed graduates were: Courtney Aaron, Allonzo Bolden, Troiesha Combre, Tricia Cortez, Carl Cosey, Charles Evens, Troylin Florent, Donnie Gerald, Dashawn Hall, Bethany Haydel, Roday Johnson, Cora Kimble, Temega Oubre, Christopher Ranson, Sharhonda Robinson, Stevie Sanderson, Timothy Sibley, Mary Thompson, Brooke Walls, Nazar Berryhill, Joseph Bouza, Vinita Combre, Blake Cote, Emily Durapau, John Faill, Paige Francisco, Darrineka Gray, Kendall Hawkins, Brian Hoyt, Harry Kennedy, Duana Landry, Preston Pierce, Joshua Reynolds, Tyrone Sanders, Jasmom Shy, Nikkalina Smith, Allison Vickers and Johneisha Woods.
The GED program was recently re-branded to WorkReady U as a symbolization of the new culture, vision and expectations of adult education. Adult education in Louisiana is no longer only about obtaining your high school equivalency diploma, but acquiring the means to improve life circumstances by gaining the skills necessary to secure a job that provides a sustainable wage, said the Louisiana Community and Technical College System.
The Work Ready U provider network consists of 37 programs that operate more than 200 adult education instructional sites throughout Louisiana by providing basic skills remediation, secondary credential preparation, wrap around student services, transitional services and postsecondary dual enrollment.