For the second year in a row, the state is offering free GED testing for those looking to boost their education and careers.
"It's estimated that by 2018, 54% of all jobs in Kentucky, that's over 1 million jobs, will require some level of postsecondary education. So therefore, the GED is really a stepping stone on to postsecondary education, " says Reecie Stagnolia, vice president of Adult Education in the Kentucky Council for Postsecondary Education.
Stagnolia says those with a GED will earn an average of $9,500 more a year than those without. Kentucky will offer free GED testing through June. The state made a similar offer last spring that helped fuel a 10% increase in the number of Kentuckians earning a GED certificate. More information is available at local Adult Education Centers or online at KNOWHOW2GOKY.ORG.