Officials hope the availability of the test will decrease poverty levels in Erie County.
The GECAC location in Little Italy is now able to administer the GED test to six students at one time it’s the largest GED test site in Erie County.
The Greater Erie Community Action Committee is now a Pearson-Vue Testing Center where the computer based test can be administered.
There is no cost to the student for the classes however the test costs 120 dollars and is in four parts.
Officials say a high school dropout earns approximately ten thousand dollars less than someone with a high school diploma.
This test is aimed at helping the one out of ten Erie County adults who don't have a high school diploma or a GED.
It's an opportunity officials recommend people take advantage of.
If you're interested you can sign up today for classes at GECAC by calling 451-5611.
The first test is being administered at the center tomorrow.
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