Why Career Pathways?

Career Pathways GED

Information about Career Pathways

Adult Learner Success

GED® graduates earn an average of $9300 per year more than non-graduates.

82% of learners with a goal, obtained their GED® (PA State standard is 77%)*

40% of learners gained employment (PA state standard is 36%)*

31% transitioned to college or training programs (PA state standard is 15%)*

90% of enrolled learners either made educational skill gains in math, reading, or language; obtained a high school diploma; found a job; kept a job; or transitioned to college or training program.

* Pennsylvania Department of Education data from Program Year 2012/2013

Free Services

Skills assessments in reading, writing, and math

Classes and tutoring

Official Practice GED® tests ($6.00 if purchased from GED® Testing Service)

Free materials, such as books (when available), flash drives, and notebooks

Program and Staff

Targeted instruction themed to support college and career readiness

Professional, knowledgeable, and caring instructional and counseling staff

Year round services for adult and out of school youth

Convenient locations in Williamsport, State College, and Bellefonte

Small class sizes with access to technology and the internet

Partnerships with:

  • CareerLinks
  • Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Libraries
  • PSU college transition programs
  • Penn College of Technology

Student Quotes

"The teachers here at Career Pathways are really helpful and they take the time to help you understand the ways of learning." 

"The most significant change I've seen in myself is that I am motivated now.  I missed a lot of school and didn't pay attention when I was there.  Now I come every day unless I have a reason not to.  The Career Pathways has really helped me a lot."  

"The difference of being in here is that you're re-learning some of the things you knew in the past but the teacher is helping you more and they explain things and take their time with you."