When the Green Hills Community Action Agency was awarded the contract to provide GED and AEL classes last month, the organization knew it had a lot of work to do.  Click to hear KMZU’s Bob Allen talk with Green Hills Community Action Agency Community Development Director Tyson Otto:

Tyson Otto

Otto says the program is an extension of what they’re already doing in the community with career training and education courses in various fields.  The agency is excited about being able to expand its services after the Workforce Investment Board declined to re-up its agreement for the classes with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Otto says the classes are being offered in five locations in their coverage area: South Harrison High School in Bethany, the Brookfield Area Career Center, the Chillicothe Alternative School, Friendship Apartments in Milan, and the Trenton R-IX Success Center.  The classes started on Monday October 3rd.  To get a full list of dates and times of the classes, call Tyson Otto at the Green Hills Community Action Agency at (660) 359-3907.

The classes are free of charge and individuals can sign-up at any time. During the first visit, individuals are asked to complete some registration paperwork and go through a brief orientation that includes some assessment.  Otto stresses that the classes are an opportunity for those who want to learn, not an entitlement program.