The Vanguard Sentinel Aspire Program is accepting new adult students for free in-person and online virtual classes to help students improve reading, math, writing, and basic skills.
Aspire classes are available for adults interested in obtaining a GED or preparing for college, an apprenticeship, a certificate training program, or additional workforce training. They are prepared to help adult learners improve their academic skills and to create a pathway to a better future. Virtual ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes are also available for English language learners.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, several of the classes in Ottawa County have temporarily moved to virtual platforms. Vanguard currently offers online classes and learning options to all students. In-person services are available at select locations. Orientation to the Aspire program is required before enrollment in classes. Attend orientation to set goals, complete placement testing, and develop an individualized learning plan. The next orientation dates are:
Vanguard Adult Workforce Development Center, Fremont: Tuesday, Feb. 9 and Thursday Feb.11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fostoria Learning Center, Tuesdeay, Feb. 9 and Thursday, Feb. 11 at 9 a.m.; Monday, Feb. 8 and Thursday, Feb. 11 at 5 p.m.
Contact to learn more about getting started with online or in-person learning options. Staff will assist in registering and getting scheduled for an orientation. Contact the career center to learn more about getting started with the Aspire Program. Call 419-334-6901 (Ext. 2700).