The El Paso Public Library is adding new GED testing centers at seven public library branches across the city.
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission provided a $10,000 grant that will be used to purchase equipment, train staff and provide spaces specifically for GED testing at certain public library locations.
Anyone needing to take the GED test will be able to do so on weekends and evenings during normal library hours. Having more testing centers in El Paso also means less wait times for students who take the test for career and educational advancement.
“Students who obtain their GED will have greater opportunities to pursue college and career advancements. The City’s economy will also benefit by having GED holders entering the job market and by having a better trained and educated workforce,” said El Paso Public Library interim co-director Mark Pumphrey.
The addition of the seven new testing centers more than doubles the existing number of centers in El Paso from four to 11. The testing centers are located at the following library branches: Armijo, Main, Westside, Dorris Van Doren, Judge Marquez, Sergio Troncoso and Esperanza Acosta Moreno.
The library testing centers won’t charge additional fees to provide the testing facility however the GED testing service does charge for each section of the test. To find out more details on how to take the test or to schedule an exam visit https://home.pearsonvue.com/
The El Paso Public Library also offers free GED exam preparation classes. It is recommended that students prepare for the GED exam by studying beforehand at programs such as those offered for free by the library.
For more information on GED preparation classes, contact the El Paso Library at (915) 212-3245.