News Release

Published on Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Western Technical College is offering free classes at the Sparta GED Center for area adults who wish to review basic skills or prepare to take the General Education Diploma (GED) or high school equivalency tests. Students may enroll in the GED, HSED and GOAL (Goal-Oriented Adult Learning) classes starting Jan. 16 and can join the classes anytime during the semester, which ends May 14. These free, individualized classes are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m.-Noon; and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

Adults who plan to return to work, seek a better job, or enter the workforce are encouraged to enroll. Adults needing review of Math, English, and Reading skills prior to enrolling in a post-secondary education program are also welcome. To participate, students can register with the GOAL instructor during class times at the GED Center, located at the back entrance of 103 S. Water St. in downtown Sparta.

For details about classes, visit or call the Sparta GED Center at 608.269.3791. For more information about the GED tests, including sample test items, call Western Technical College in La Crosse at 1.800.322.9982 and ask for the GOAL Division at ext. 59535.

To learn more about additional programs and services at Western Technical College, call 608.785.9200 or visit the Web site at