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Aspire Wayne County 

Administrative Offices
Wayne County Schools Career Center Adult Education Center
518 W. Prospect Street
Smithville, OH  44677

Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 3:30 pm. You can reach us at 330-988-1007.

About Us:
Aspire is a program of the Wayne County Schools Career Center that offers free classes to any adult wanting to improve their academic skills for successful employment. Through a variety of class options, students can prepare to earn a high school equivalence diploma (GED, HiSET), enter a college or career training program or brush up on skills for employment and personal success. Aspire also offers ESOL classes to help non-native speakers learn and improve their English language skills. Classes are held in Wooster, Orrville, Smithville, and Millersburg. Day, evening, and virtual classes are available. Academic and career advising is ongoing. Orientations are held monthly. Call 330-988-1007 to register.


Our Funding:  
All of our programs are offered FREE to the Wayne and Holmes County community.  Aspire is a program of Wayne County Schools Career Center - Adult and Community Education.  All services provided are FREE through grants from the Ohio Department of Higher Education/State Aspire OfficeEmployment Resource FundUnited Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties, and Orrville Area United Way.  Supplemental grants have been provided through the Dollar General Literacy FoundationOhio Association of Adult and Continuing Education and the Wayne County Community Foundation.



Literacy Education includes : 

  • Aspire- Adult readiness program
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • Families Learning Together
  • High School Equivalency Exam Preparation

Click here for more information on Literacy Education 

For information on the new Adult Diploma Programs offered at no cost through a grant from the Ohio Department of Education, click here.