GED Graduates Set Record

The possibilities for success have just expanded for 112 Tarrant County residents. They recently graduated with their General Education Development Diploma, after completing courses provided at Trinity River Campus or one of TCC’s eight community-based Workforce Services Learning Opportunities Centers.Grad helps fellow grad get ready.

The number of graduates is up 35 percent, the result of the addition of new locations financed by a $45,000 grant from J.P. Morgan Chase. Chase grant monies also helped to cover the $80 GED Exam fees for 30 graduates.

Graduation totals are anticipated to continue to grow as more sites begin offering GED and  other Workforce Service classes, including the new Haltom City Northeast Center opened last week at 3201 Friendly Lane in Haltom City.

Entrepreneur Rose Badillo, a graduate of TCC’s first learning center 21 years ago, was the graduation speaker. Rose co-owns M&O Grill with her husband, Danny. The 2011 graduation ceremony will be the last one for retiring Workforce Services Director Gladys Emerson, who started the program at Northside Learning Center.

Check out photos of the GED graduation in the Buzz Galleries.

Congratulations to Workforce Services staff for all you do to make a difference – one life at a time.