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Why Do Employers Ask for a GED?

Employers, education administrations and institutions of higher education incorrectly ask whether an applicant has his or her “GED.” Having proof of a high school credential is essential for many careers and postsecondary education opportunities. However, the GED is a test – not something earned.

What they’re really asking for is if you have a high school equivalency diploma. If you dropped out of high school before you graduated, then you can actually earn an equivalent diploma through more than just the GED. Other tests you can take are the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) and the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC).

HiSET, GED and TASC scores are mobile, meaning they can be used for employment and college applications throughout the United States. Test takers now have a choice as to what test they choose to take based on various categories such as price or whether the test is available in paper- and/or computer-delivered formats.

Actually, in 2014, many states began replacing the GED test with the TASC. But now, the HiSET is now the only HSE test Tennessee offers. HiSET offers both paper-based and computer-based testing, cheaper testing fees, and fantastic customer service.

High School Equivalency Diploma Courses at Workforce Essentials

To help you prepare for the HiSET, Workforce Essentials provides free test preparation courses so you can brush up on all of the necessary skills required for the test. Our courses are available at several locations throughout Middle Tennessee, so just checkout our Locations page to find the nearest Workforce Essentials office near you.

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