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Adult Skills Classes

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In a city that offers the “good life,” we face a terrible paradox. Poverty afflicts at least one-fifth of our families with young children at home. The reason is simple: too many adults lack the skills needed for living wage jobs and a path to lifelong career. Lincoln Literacy's Bridgeway to a Better Life initiative offers a comprehensive solution via a continuum of services. 


Our students secure their basic English language and literacy skills with a trusted and caring tutor, then continue on through adult skills classes or tutoring leading to and through an accredited program at a partner institution, and on to a living wage, career-ladder job.

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"I signed up after reading a flyer offering GED Prep for a few nights a week at the Bennett Martin Public Library. I got the opportunity to work with instructors and a tutor who were very helpful with each lesson. Plus, I learned to use the computer and go on the Internet.  When in-person classes stopped due to COVID-19, Lincoln Literacy then offered online classes to participants who wanted to continue. Because of the convenience and support of the entire GED Prep team, I'm closer to reaching my goal of getting my GED."

Liza B., Lincoln Literacy Student

Reading and Writing Classes

These classes will help improve your reading skills including pronunciation, fluency, and comprehension. Writing will focus on improving grammar, sentence structure, and essay writing. The focus of each class changes according to student interest and skill level. We have beginning and intermediate classes.

 
 
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Basic Math Skills Class

This class will help improve your math skills and your English math vocabulary. We will review addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, percentages, and decimals.

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Computer Literacy Classes

In computer literacy classes, you will learn how to type, use a keyboard, and use a mouse/mouse pad. You will work on understanding how to use the internet, email, and social media. We will also explore Google Suite and Microsoft Office depending on student interest and skill level. We currently offer beginning and intermediate-level classes.

 
 
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Health and Community Resources

Learn health care vocabulary and how to keep you and your family safe and healthy. Topics include health information and how to communicate your family's needs at a healthcare practitioner's office. 

We also discuss local community resources such as libraries, parks, recreation centers, and schools. This class will help you get to know Lincoln and the surrounding area!

 
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GED Prep Classes

These classes prepare students to earn a high school degree or a General Education Diploma (GED). You can take this class to prepare for the GED exam or to get ready for the GED class at SCC.

We welcome you to join our GED classes to advance your learning and knowledge of English (with or without a high school diploma).

We offer GED classes in each of the four subject areas: Reasoning through Language Arts (Reading and Writing), Math, Science and Social Studies.

More information about the GED can also be found at www.ged.com.

 

Driving in the USA

This class will cover key concepts and the English vocabulary necessary to take the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) permit test or the Nebraska driver's license knowledge test through an interactive and discussion-based format.

We will help students understand US driving culture and common law enforcement practices related to driving, explain procedures at local DMV offices, and how to access online DMV information.

Even if you already have your Nebraska driving license, this class will help you to understand the rules of the road.

 
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School Jobs and More!

This online class will review the vocabulary, responsibilities, and requirements for many different school jobs including paraeducators (teaching assistants), nutrition services, bus drivers, custodians, and more. You will learn how to apply for these jobs online and discuss interview questions. Volunteering at a school is a great way to get to know the staff at a school and you will learn how to apply to volunteer at a school near you.

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Nursing Assistant Prep Class

This class is for those who want a job as a Nursing Assistant. We will help prepare you for the nursing assistant programs at one of the colleges in our area such as Bryan College of Health Sciences, Southeast Community College, or the course given by the Nebraska Healthcare Association. After completing the Nursing Assistant Prep class, you will have a basic understanding of the vocabulary and information necessary to become a nursing assistant in Nebraska. This class is completed 1-1 with individual tutoring and group study sessions. You will need to interview for this class to be admitted.

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Commerical Driver's License (CDL) Prep Class

Commercial Driver's Licenses (CDL) are specialized licenses required to operate large vehicles, including tractor trailers, school buses, delivery trucks, city buses, and more. This class will cover the process of studying for and taking the CDL permit exam at the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and will also prepare you to take a CDL knowledge and driving skills class at SCC or other organizations. We will review different places to work with your CDL license and during the class we will have various speakers from companies who hire CDL drivers.

 
 
 
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Money & Me: Financial Literacy

A beginner's guide to managing personal money!  Learn the basics of renting, buying a house, choosing a bank or credit card, and budgeting. Learn tools for making financial decisions and managing your money. This class will cover these topics and more.

 
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Job Mentoring

Job mentors will work 1-1 with you and can help you search online for a job, complete online applications, and review necessary language skills.

Job mentors can help with building your resume, practicing interviewing skills, and understanding the application process.

Job mentors may also work with you to explore a type of job or industry you are interested in, including exploring additional educational opportunities necessary to advance your career.

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Professional Careers in the USA

For those who attained a profession in their home countries, we assist with preparing for a job related to that profession. 1-1 coaching could involve learning the English vocabulary of your chosen profession with a Lincoln Literacy tutor, finding out the educational requirements to enter into that field in the US, meeting with a mentor in your profession to help find a job — or a combination of all of those. We also refer students with a professional background to the local Career Ladder program. To find out more, visit https://careerladderne.org/

 

For more information about our Adults Skills classes, email Renee Cox at rcox@lincolnliteracy.org.

Registration for fall classes starts now. Register here.
First day of the fall session is
Monday, August 29.