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Kirkwood offering welding/GED combo class

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL)--- Kirkwood Community College is launching the "Partnership of Academic and Career Education," providing students the chance to earn two certifications: a GED and specific training in a skill set sought after by area employers. The PACE program is seeking students who are interested in a welding career and also needing to complete their high school equivalency studies.

The program offers qualified students paid GED instruction and testing fees, paid tuition in a certified welding instruction program, plus incentives as they progress in the program. Kirkwood assistance in transitioning to employment or further education is also part of the PACE program.

Eligible candidates for the PACE program should be currently employed or have a good work history, and be able to commit to an eight-month program with Saturday and Monday evening classes. The training program will also allow participants to earn career readiness certificates that verify skills and knowledge for future employment. Tuition, study materials and testing fees are covered through grant funding. The program is limited to 10 participants per session.

A workshop explaining the program will be held at Jones Hall on the Cedar Rapids Kirkwood campus Monday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. Classes will start Monday, Sept. 20.  For more information is call 319-366-0142.

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