Twice a year, Goodwill has the pleasure of watching students from our HiSET preparation course walk across the stage for graduation. One of this year's students was Makayla Tyler. Makayla was so impacted by Goodwill's HiSET program that she wanted to share her experience in hopes of encouraging others to sign up for the class. Read her story from her own words:
"I am so proud of the experience I have received from Ms. Janet with the GED [now HiSET in Louisiana] Program. I never thought that I was going to ever find the right place and time to be able to complete my GED. When I was told from a co-worker about the Goodwill GED Program I was scared to go at first, but she broke it down and explained everything to me. When I was finally able to speak with Ms. Janet personally about my chance at getting my GED, I told myself that I’m going to give it a try this one last time. When I walked into her classroom, Ms. Janet was very welcoming and she was such a great motivator. I want to thank her and also the Goodwill employees for the excellent service. I definitely will spread the word of this program to anyone in need of it because I had such wonderful encouragement and motivation! Thanks again for helping me with this opportunity and now I am able to further my future!"
Makayla's story is one of many. People walk into our services department every day looking for a way to improve their futures. Whether that’s through obtaining the long sought after high school equivalency certificate or finally landing a job after years of searching, Goodwill provides opportunities for people to achieve their goals. For more information please contact our services department at 337-769-7650.