Western Hosts GED/HSED Graduation

Approximately 170 students in the Goal Oriented Adult Learning (GOAL) program at Western Technical College were honored at a graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 16.

Participating graduates included those from the following programs of instruction: High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED), General Education Development (GED), Adult High School, and Alternative High School.

The graduation ceremony featured student speakers Ken Hart, Chenoa Borman, Ira Boykin, and Andrea Vassey. The keynote speaker was Amanda Coughlin, who is a 2010 graduate of the HSED program, who also completed her associate’s degree in the IT – Computer Support Specialist program in 2018. From 2017-18, she also served as Western’s Student Ambassador.

Western offers GOAL programs in eight locations throughout the college’s district. Additional services offered through Western’s Learner Support and Transition Division include English Language Learners classes (ELL), development courses prior to post-secondary training, test preparation, basic skills/review, and high school credit courses.

Congratulations to all the graduates!