Louisa Resident Gets GED, Plots Path to Health Care Career
LOUISA – Jocelyn Pickard, age 30, of Louisa, has obtained her GED through the Lawrence County Adult Learning Center and the Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education. Jocelyn has attended GED classes at the Learning Center since fall of 2015.
“I feel like it is a very important thing because I want a better future for me and my son,” said Pickard, a mother of one. “I quit at age 16 and put it off over and over until now but I didn’t realize it was free of charge to take the classes. It was made so much easier than I thought because the staff at the Learning Center is so good and so willing to help me,” she said.
Pickard says her plans are to go into nursing through Ashland Community and Technical College. She wants to begin a career as a registered nurse.
“If it seems tough, I just plan to keep my eye on the prize,” she said. She added this advice: “If you are on the fence about quitting school, stay in. If you have already dropped out and have thought about getting a GED, get to the Center and get enrolled. Don’t waste time and put it off.”
The Lawrence County Adult Learning Center is located at the rear of the Louisa East Elementary Campus and can be reached Monday through Friday at 606-638-0601