Adult Education

YWCA Southeast Wisconsin’s Adult Education Department offers a variety of services that support individuals in improving their academic skills, earning a high school level credential and gaining employment.

Using an initial assessment, we’ll help you access your best route to a high school level credential.  From there, we’ll work together to create your personalized education plan.

GED Preparation Program—Milwaukee

For some learners, preparing for General Education Development (GED) testing is the most efficient path to a high school level credential.

  • A mix of open lab, one-on-one tutoring, and classroom-style instruction preparing students for GED testing
  • Flexible time frames
  • Financial education
  • Basic computer and keyboarding skills courses
  • College resources for further academic opportunities
  • Onsite GED testing

GED Testing Center—Milwaukee

Regardless of place of study, learners who are ready for GED testing are welcome to register at YWCA Southeast Wisconsin’s onsite Pearson Vue Testing Center.  Our comfortable testing environment, and friendly staff, aim to ease testing jitters.

HSED Program (5.09)—Milwaukee and Racine

Offered in Milwaukee and Racine, our Department of Public Instruction approved 5.09 High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) program is based on schoolwork, rather than testing.

  • Engaging classroom style instruction
  • 12 hours per week for 20 weeks
  • Workforce focused using real-life applications
  • Earn HSED and National Career Readiness Certification simultaneously
  • College resources for further academic opportunities

Want to get started?  Join us for an information session.

If you are a Wisconsin resident age 18 ½ or older in need of a high school level credential, please join us for an orientation to learn more and get started.

Milwaukee
Milwaukee adult education information sessions are conducted at our 1915 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive location every Thursday at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  Choose either time and join us—plan to stay about 3 hours.  No pre-registration is required.

YWCA Southeast Wisconsin
1915 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm
Contact: Jake (414) 267-3295
jgorges@ywcasew.org

Racine
Racine adult education information sessions are conducted at Racine Workforce Solutions, 1717 Taylor Avenue every Friday at 11:30 a.m.  Plan to stay about 3 hours.  No pre-registration is required.

Racine County Workforce Solutions
1717 Taylor Avenue
Racine, WI 53403
Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm
Contact: Beth (262) 638-6703
btangerstrom@ywcasew.org

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