Limited basic skills is a widespread problem among thousands of adults in Erie County. Low reading and math skills impact employability and earnings. Nearly 10% of adults do not have a high school diploma. Adults without a high school diploma are more than 2x as likely to live in poverty than high school graduates, and more than 3x as likely to be unemployed than adults with college degrees. Low literacy skills are directly linked to inequality, higher rates of unemployment, lower income and poor health.
GECAC Adult Education welcomes adults who are interested in improving their basic skills in reading, writing, and math or earning a high school equivalency credential. Classes are free and designed to meet the students' needs by increasing academic skills while providing opportunities to learn about careers and employment. All classes include career exploration and labor market information to help plan for the future.
The high school equivalency credential is a stepping stone to meet employment or further education goals. Language arts, science, social studies, and math are taught in preparation for the GED® or HiSET® tests.
Students work at their own pace; learning basic skills of reading, writing, and math.
18 West 9th Street
Erie, PA 16501
2020 Garden Avenue
Erie, PA 16508