This year’s ceremony honored all graduates from this past year and also the ones that missed out because of the lockdowns – a total of 3 school years: 2019-2020. 2020-2021, & 2021-2022
The ceremony was hosted by the state GED office with Hostess and speakers, Bridget Criner, Dr. Trenia Miles, Arkansas State Senator Jane English, Ronald J. Neal of Arkansas Rehabilitation Services.
There were many more who earned their GED through PCSSD between 2019 and the present, who were not able to attend the event.
If you or someone you know has earned their GED anytime between 2019 and 2022 have them scan that QR code or give us a call before this Friday June 3rd for them to be able to participate in the graduation ceremony!
No matter which program you attended or if you did it all on your own, the state of Arkansas and all Adult Ed programs would love to have all GED earners to take part. Cap and gown provided.
Our program is growing and we need instructors to help us help others succeed! If you are or know any certified teachers that would love to make a difference in an adult setting, give us a call or go to https://www.pcssd.org/page/careers to apply!
Are you interested in getting training for a job that will always have openings? Did you know that the medical field is the fastest growing field right now? Have you thought about becoming a certified nurse’s assistant?
We’re partnering with PAL CNA school and will have classes starting inside the Jacksonville Career Center soon. Follow this link to learn more. https://www.palcna.com/
For general GED questions call 501-945-6055 or email Christi Gillmore at firstname.lastname@example.org
- We now have GED testing at the Jacksonville Career center
- Ready testing Monday – Thursday between 8:30am and 3:30pm – call 501-596-9209 to schedule a time.
- Official testing Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5:00 – 8:00pm – schedule this through your GED.com account
10 Students just finished a rigorous 12 week Pre-Apprenticeship program at Diamond State Vocational School. PCSSD Adult Ed. and Diamond State paired together with The Innovation Hub to offer students a 72 hour course that included 20 hours of soft skill training and basic adult education. Students received certifications in OSHA 10, EPA 608, WAGE Workforce Prep, and Skills to Launch. The classes were taught by a certified Arkansas classroom teacher and the only Master Certified HVACR instructor in the state. We are so proud of everyone who participated. Diamond State is now taking applications for the next Cohort which is scheduled to begin in late July or early August. Trades that are being offered are: Roofing, HVACR, Electrician, and Plumbing. Contact Don Smith, Director of Recruitment at 501-483-8575 if you are interested in learning a new trade.
Carlos Guzman (front row, second from the right) received the Malco Head of the Class Award from Instructor Jeremy Morehead (front row, far right) for excellence in vocational trade preparation. Guzman received a certificate and a backpack filled with Malco tools for his hard work. Classmates in photo are: (Front Row from Left) Paul McCowan – PCSSD Adult Ed Instructor, Jesus Garfias, Tori Swain, Carlos Guzman, Jeremy Morehead. (Back Row from Left) Corey Zapata, Diamond Young, JaDarren Daivs, Ephraim Amos, Josue Garza and James Thrower.
Students and Faculty are pictured here after graduation ceremony at the Innovation Hub on June 10, 2021. (From Left) Josue Garza, Paul McCowan – PCSSD Adult Ed Instructor, Corey Zapata, Ephraim Amos, Carlos Guzman, Jarrod DuPriest – Vice-President/Diamond State Vocational School, Diamond Young, Jeremy Morehead – Master Certified HVACR Instructor, Tori Swain, and Don Smith – Director of Recruitment/Diamond State Vocational School. Other students not in photo include: JaDarren Davis, Jesus Garfias, Melvin Henry and James Thrower.