Paxen provides free GED classes, work prep

( The Newnan Times-Herald  — Newnan, Georgia) A little-known program in Newnan offers free GED classes and testing, along with work readiness training and a paid “work experience” program, for ages 16-24.

Any Cowetan is in that age group without a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma is eligible, and upon receiving their GED, participants get $100. The work experience, similar to an internship, lasts 240-480 hours. When a student finishes the program, the goal is to have the student either employed or ready to begin post-secondary education or join the military.

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