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WorkForce Essentials Adult Education- Goodwill Career Solutions

Listing Last Update: October 6, 2020

Primary Contact

Bonnie Simmons

(615) 346-1619

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam
  • To learn English
  • To improve my math skills

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer

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Program Overview

If you are in search of earning your High School Equivalency Diploma, you've come to the right place! Workforce Essentials is the premier high school equivalency preparation program in Tennessee Adult Education District 5. We conveniently offer morning, evening, and even some weekend classes in all 13 of our counties shown above, completely free of charge to our students. We also have online classes available for many of our students!

Our high school equivalency program is designed to help you quickly pass the HiSET exam, earn your diploma, and move ahead toward your goals. Our teachers and staff are very well trained to walk you through your journey and help you learn the skills you need to take this step forward in your life.

In addition to our high school equivalency program, we offer Integrated English Language and Civics (IELC) classes for non-native English speakers. These classes are also free of charge, and will equip students with the ability to speak, read, and write in English, while at the same time teaching students about the US Government!

Hours of operation: 3pm-5pm

Cost info: WorkForce Essentials provides FREE high school equivalency preparation classes in 13 Middle Tennessee counties!

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

From our President, Marla Rye, about our graduation ceremony:

I had a chance to visit with the graduates before the ceremony began. The soon-to-be graduates were filled with excitement, pride, and a sense of accomplishment as their realization of receiving a diploma was about to come to fruition. Families and loved ones filled the auditorium anxiously waiting for the ceremony to begin. In speaking with family members, I heard stories of sacrifice and the many challenges that were overcome. I believe the loved ones were just as excited as the actual graduates about to take the stage. You've heard the quote, "It takes a village"… It truly does. And so when these graduates finally took the stage, it sincerely affected more than just the students. It touched the moms and dads, the husbands and wives, the sons and daughters, the instructors and staff, and myself. Think back to your high school graduation and remember how proud you were at that time. For most of these graduates, they were so scared to take that first step. Our staff has helped these individuals to become excited about learning, and they truly felt cared for as a student. They were assured that they could take on this personal accomplishment and could truly understand that "The Best is Yet to Come'!

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