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October 1, 2010
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GED Program Begins Ad Campaign With Trius Transit
Innovation and Advanced Learning
The General Education Development (GED) program will begin an advertising campaign with Trius Transit in October, says Innovation and Advanced Learning Minister Allan Campbell.
“Government is working to help adult learners get the skills and training they need to find well-paying jobs,” said Minister Campbell. “I have been pleased with the results of our past ad campaigns, and hope to see the number of people writing the test keep going up like it did last year.”
Between April 2009 and March 2010, 417 adult learners in the province wrote the GED test. This was a 24 per cent increase from 324 people writing the test over the same period in 2007-2008 and an estimated 350 who wrote in 2008-2009.
The GED program allows adults who did not complete Grade 12 to earn a high school equivalency diploma in order to improve their employability and develop their skills.
The ads will appear on Trius Transit’s bus shelters and buses in Charlottetown and Stratford.
“The job market is demanding higher and higher levels of education,” said Minister Campbell. “By building a well-educated workforce, we are building the foundation for a prosperous future for the Prince Edward Island.”
For information on the GED program, call (902) 368-4650 or visit www.GoGED.ca.