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Ohioans can get vouchers to help cover higher cost of GED test by getting job counseling
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, December 28, 2013 11:03 AM EST
Ohioans without high school diplomas will have to pay more next year to take a test for an equivalency certificate but can receive vouchers toward that expense if they get career counseling beforehand.
The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports test-takers can get $80 in vouchers toward that cost if they meet with a counselor at one of Ohio's 91 career-technical district sites. The program was allotted $4 million in the state budget.
An Ohio Department of Education spokesman says many test-takers are hoping to get better jobs, and getting counseling or résumé assistance can be helpful.
More than 19,000 Ohioans took the GED last year, with 13,000 passing.
Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com