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Quinsigamond Community College to Host GED Summit in Southbridge

Contact: Meredith Galena
508-854-7498 mgalena [at] qcc.mass.edu

Release Date: 
1/26/2010

Worcester, Ma –  Quinsigamond Community College will host a “GED Summit,” a gathering of General Educational Development (GED) and Adult Basic Education (ABE) providers in Central Massachusetts, on Friday, January 29, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The conference will take place at the Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center, adjacent to QCC’s Southbridge location.

Highlighting the summit will be a presentation by Massachusetts’ State GED Chief Examiner, Tom Mecham, titled “Retooling the GED Math Class for Post-Secondary Success.”  Mecham aims to bridge the gap between the math portion of the GED exam and the college-required Accuplacer math test. Poor Accuplacer scores can impede first-year college students from emerging from developmental courses. He plans to introduce the beginnings of a GED/Accuplacer/college math curriculum.

Between thirty and forty providers are expected to attend.  GED and ABE providers can contact QCC’s GED Chief Examiner, Laura Tino, for more information at 508.854.4407.

Quinsigamond Community College is the most affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.