Iowa Lakes Community College and the Adult Literacy Program held their first-ever GED Boot Camp, Monday, July 30, through Friday, Aug. 3. The Boot Camp, held at the Emmetsburg Campus, was an intensive week-long (40 hours) session. Instruction concentrated on two areas of study - Reading and Math - to prepare students for their final GED testing.
Ten students registered and attended every day of the Boot Camp. Students were provided snacks and lunch, and those who attended every day of Boot Camp received a $50.00 credit toward their GED Testing fees.
Both instructor and student feedback was very positive. General consensus is that the Boot Camp was a success; students said they would recommend participating in the Boot Camp to anyone who is working toward their GED. They felt they were able to get the individual instruction and time they needed without interruption.
“A special thank you goes out to all the instructors who volunteered to be part of the Boot Camp including: Debbie Clark, Lynn Dodge, Lynne Gould, Lynn Jenson and Colleen Peltz,” said Lisa Washington, ABE/GED Coordinator/Secondary Programs Assistant.
The Adult Literacy Program will be holding a second Boot Camp later this year.
Students with their GED Boot Camp Certificates of Completion.