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GED Classes Shelby, North Carolina

In this post, we list all GED® preparatory facilities and testing sites in the Shelby area.

North Carolina uses the entirely computerized GED for high school equivalency (HSE) testing.

The state also introduced the HiSET and the TASC that are available both on a computer and on paper.

The GED test comes with four individual subtests (modules) that must be passed within two years from your first registration.

The four GED modules are in these academic subject fields: Math, Science, Literacy, and Social Studies.

The HiSET and TASC Literacy sections have individual writing and reading tests, so five overall, that can’t be taken separately.

Shelby GED prep classes

GED Requirements in North Carolina

Cleveland Community College
137 S Post Road | Shelby | NC 28152 | Phone: (704) 669.4050
HSE instruction is available at The Learning Center (lower level of the CCC’s Paksoy Technology Center) on Mondays through Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Day Reporting Center (CCC)
308 Gardner Street | Shelby | NC 28150 | Phone: (704) 669.4050
Mondays through Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to Noon, and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 pm.

Cleveland County JobLink Career Center
404 E Main Street | Shelby | NC 28150 | Phone: (704) 480.5414 x 107

Durham United Methodist Church (CCC)
320 E Ross Grove Road | Shelby | NC 28150 | Phone: (704) 669.4050

Cleveland County Rescue Mission (Men’s Shelter)
1100 Buffalo Street | Shelby | NC 28150 | Phone: (704) 481.1889

Cleveland County Rescue Mission (Women/Children Shelter)
301 N Washington Street | Shelby | NC 28150 | Phone: (704) 751.1262

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Prep sites around Shelby (cities by alphabet)

Friendship Adult Literacy HSE Classes
3301 Beatties Ford Road | Charlotte | NC 28216 | Phone: (704) 200.2807
See all Charlotte prep sites here

Rutherford County Career Center 
139 E Trade Street | Forest City | NC 28043 | Phone: (828) 245.9841

Dunbar Elementary School (Forest City Adult Ed.)
286 Learning Parkway | Forest City | NC 28043 | Phone: (828) 395.1489

Gaston Career Center
330 North Marietta St | Gastonia | NC 28052 | Phone: (704) 862.7525
For all Gastonia locations go to this post

Cherokee County Adult Education
141 Twin Lakes Road | Gaffney | SC 29341 | Phone: (864) 487.7152

Ola Copeland Community Education Ctr
243 Allison Drive | Gaffney | SC 29341 | Phone: (864) 487.7152

Rutherfordton Learning Center (ICC)
134 Maple Street | Rutherfordton | NC 28139 | Phone: (828) 395.1720

Isothermal Community College
286 ICC Loop Road | Spindale | NC 28160 | Phone: (828) 395.1720

Even Start Career Center (ICC)
900 Carver Street | Spindale | NC 28160 | Phone: (828) 395.1489

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Shelby area testing centers

Cleveland Community College HSE testing
137 S Post Road | Shelby | NC 28150 | Phone: (704) 484.6621

Cherokee County Adult Education
141 Twin Lakes Road | Gaffney | SC 29341 | Phone: (864) 487.7152

Isothermal Community College
286 ICC Loop Road | Spindale | NC 28160 | Phone: (828) 286.3636

Alternatives to the GED by state

Can I take the HSE exam online?

No, you CANNOT take the GED (General Education Development), TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) or HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) exams via the internet. To prepare yourself via online courses is fine, but to sit for the tests you will need to come to a designated test site in person and please don’t forget to bring a valid ID document. Check out also this post that includes links to all GED prep locations in America.

HSE preparation

GED preparation programs are available at all North Carolina community colleges, and some offer their courses online. Great for people in remote areas, but you should, however, choose a community college near you, as you will need to come to the school’s campus for some paperwork, pre-tests, orientation, and so on. A great and fast way to get all set is also available on this website: free online GED video lessons and practice tests.

Who is the GED for?

The new computer-formatted GED exam, like the TASC and the HiSET, is developed for adults who didn’t finish high school, and the certificate that you are given after successfully completing the North Carolina HSE exam is regarded as equivalent to a high school diploma all across the nation by employers, government agencies, and educational institutions. The GED, TASC, HiSET tests address general competencies that students must command after four years of high school training.

What is the online brand and how to create one

After you’ve secured the North Carolina HSE credential, you may want to go to college and get on with your education. But I’m quite sure that many of you will want to set up their own businesses, and that many want to develop their own online brand. but how does that work, what is it, and what are the risks? Let’s take a closer look:

What is a brand? The word is ubiquitous in the Net Economy. Catchphrases such as “brand strategy,” “brand identity,” and “brand equity” can be heard in every boardroom and dot-com incubator from Madison Avenue to Menlo Park. Everyone is intent on building brand. But what exactly is it?

“If a product is something that is produced to function and exist in reality,” says Philip Durbrow of Frankfurt Balkind, an international design firm based in San Francisco, “then a brand has meaning beyond functionality and exists in people’s minds.” Part art, part science, brand is the difference between a bottle of soda and a bottle of Coke, the intangible yet visceral impact of a person’s subjective experience with the product – the personal memories and cultural associations that orbit around it.

But how do online companies turn soda into Coke? Or, more importantly, how in an expedited economy do they build successful, resonant brands? Because, remember, branding is not advertising. It’s about creating a consistent, emotional connection with people. It’s about creating a brand identity that helps people define their own identity. I’m a Nike person, a Volkswagen person, a Calvin Klein person.

Amazon.com has created a brand. So have Google and Yahoo! and America Online. But these online companies were pioneers in the Internet frontier when the landscape was vast and empty. How in today’s glut of dot-coms do companies create a strong brand identity and a successful brand strategy at breakneck speed? How do they build brand awareness in the community and brand loyalty among customers?

Those aren’t simple questions to answer. But the first step in building a successful brand is homework, says David Aaker, president of San Francisco-based Prophet Brand Strategy. A company needs to identify its target demographic and figure out what that audience wants. Listen, in other words, don’t talk.

Companies then have to decide on the core identity of their brand. How do they want the company and its products to be perceived by the world at large? What are the keywords and associations they want people to make when they think of the brand, or better yet,  when they think of the category, like Xerox, a brand name instantly synonymous with photocopying?

One of the best examples of a new generation online company that has created a powerful, cohesive brand, according to Aaker, is Ask Jeeves, the informational portal personified by Jeeves the butler. David Hellier, Ask Jeeves vice president of marketing, says the Emeryville, Calif.-based company recognized early on that its brand was not about being just another search engine. Instead, the Ask Jeeves brand would focus on personal service. Says Hellier, “Jeeves was not built to be a gimmick. He’s there to embody what the company is about. Everybody wants a butler. Jeeves allows us to connect with our customers. And, in exchange, our customers are able to connect with a quasi-human. Jeeves transcends age, gender, and race. He doesn’t judge you. He just helps the customer get something done.”

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