• ASPIRE
ASPIRE is a completely free educational program for any adult wanting to improve basic academic skills.
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Our FREE Aspire classes help you:

  • Increase basic education skills
  • Earn an Ohio High School Equivalence Diploma (GED or HiSET)
  • Prepare for certification testing
  • Increase employability skills
  • Learn English as a second language
  • Prepare to enter post-secondary education
  • And much more!

Call 330-988-1007 for more information or to register for classes.

 

Aspire offers these completely free programs:

 

ACADEMIC or WORKPLACE READINESS 

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  • Prepare for a High School Equivalency Exam
  • Build your skills for vocational and college entrance
  • Refresh reading, writing, math, and language skills
  • Explore careers that interest you and build a pathway to success

For more information call 330-988-1007. Office hours are Monday-Thursday 9am to 3:30 pm. For more information contact:

          Emily Hartzler
          Ph: 330-988-1007 ext. 1014
          ehartzler@wcscc.org

          Therese Clevenger
          Ph: 330-988-1007
          tclevenger@wcscc.org

 

 

 

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESOL)

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The ESOL curriculum includes:

  • Reading newspapers, e-mails, and letters to help develop literacy skills.
  • Listening to conversations to improve understanding.
  • Speaking to others in conversation, making appointments, expressing medical needs, and handling emergency situations.
  • Writing letters, e-mails, notes, and completing forms.

Day, evening and virtual classes are available. ESOL is not accredited by the Council on Occupational Education and is not title IV eligible.

 

ESOL Enrollment

  • Orientation is ongoing. Call 330-988-1007 to register.
  • If you are 16, 17 or 18 years of age, refer to the requirements listed for all Aspire students (which includes ESOL students).

 

FAMILIES LEARNING TOGETHER (FLT)

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FLT is a FREE  literacy-based preschool program with a convenient on-site learning centers. While parents are taking ASPIRE classes, children improve their own language skills in a fun way with songs and rhymes just down the hall from mom or dad. The program also includes parent/child together times where they learn skills along side one another.

Enrollment is open to children ages birth-5 years whose parents are enrolled in Aspire and ESOL programs. Space is limited! Adults must call to pre-register themselves and their children. FLT classes are available at the Orrville Aspire location. 

 

FLT Enrollment

Call 330-988-1007 for the next available opening.

 

 

 

Click Here To Apply For Aspire Programs

 

More About Aspire:

  • Aspire / ESOL Student Eligibility Requirements
  • Free industry recognized credential courses to improve job prospects
  • Distance Education and virtual classes are available
  • High School Equivalency Exam test scholarships are available through our partnership with the  Employment Resource Fund
  • Interested in Volunteering? Volunteer Application
  • Aspire Wayne County Facebook page

 

Locations:

Smithville (All Programs)
Wayne County Schools Career Center
518 West Prospect St., Smithville 
330-988-1007

Orrville (All Programs)
First Presbyterian Church
1830 West Market St., Orrville
330-988-1007

Wooster (ESOL)
Central Christian Church
407 North Market St., Wooster
330-988-1007

Wayne County Public Library(Adult Workforce)
220 West Liberty Street, Wooster
330-988-1007

Millersburg (Adult Workforce)
Gateway Fellowship Love Center,
1291 Massillon Road #A, Millersburg
330-988-1007

Virtual (Adult Workforce & ESOL)