Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE)

On April 17, 2017, the Ohio Department of Higher Education announced that the ABLE program is changing its name to Aspire. 

The ABLE program stays the same... only the name has changed.

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Learn at your own pace in your community,

and the best part is it's all FREE!



ABLE is more than a GED®.  To get a good job today, you need basic academic and workforce skills,

and access to affordable, high-quality higher education options.

This could be your first step to not only a job, but a great career.
You can even receive training for non-traditional jobs. 
Men can enroll in programs such as Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, or Business Office Technologies,
and women can enroll in Welding Technology, Maintenance Training, or HVAC.



ABLE classes are free to anyone 18 and older.

Sixteen and 17 year-old students must be officially withdrawn from school.

Improve your reading, math, writing or English skills, prepare for the GED® test.

Get ready to go to college or an adult certificate training program to get a better job.

Learn more about local practice centers.



Employers who have employees in need of skill enhancement for 21st century jobs

can send employees for ABLE workplace education.


ABLE workforce education opportunities:



Ashland Professional Building



Ashland Salvation Army Kroc Center

527 East Liberty Street
Ashland, Ohio 44805
Phone: 419-289-3313
Start Date:  July 6, 2017
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Instructor:  Steve Burns 419-289-3002


Gateway Fellowship Love Center

1291 Massilon Rd. #A
Millersburg, Ohio 44654
Start Date:  July 5, 2017
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Instructor:  Larry Rogers  419-606-0109
Loudonville Public Library
122 East Main Street
Loudonville, OH  44842
Start Date:  July 11, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Larry Rogers  419-606-0109

Mission to Amish People (MAP) at Bethel Baptist Church

575 US Rt. 250 (behind Bethel Baptist)
Savannah, Ohio  44874
Phone:  419-289-3313
Start Date:  July 6, 2017
5:00 p.m.— 8:00 p.m.
Instructor:  Rachel Arnold  419-606-6295




Ashland and Millersburg Corrections Facilities





Enhance your learning while obtaining additional instruction at one of our ABLE sites 


First-Time 2014 GED® Test Takers



First time GED® test takers may be eligible for a voucher of up to $80 applied toward GED® testing fees.

Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center is pleased to offer the following resources for career and educational guidance:

Career Development:


Administrative Medical Office Specialist

Business Office Technologies

Dental Assisting

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration

Maintenance Training

Medical Assisting

Pharmacy Technician

Phlebotomy Technology

Welding Technology


Adult Education 2015-2016 Printable Program Brochure

The 2016 catalog of classes begin June 2016 through May 2017.


If you would like to discuss the resources above in greater detail

or learn more about the voucher of up to $80 for first time test takers towards testing fees, please contact:


Vicki Loucks
1783 State Route 60, Ashland Ohio 44805



Financial Aid and Enrollment Information

Links to:

O*net Career Pathways
Ohio Department of Education
Ohio Department of Higher Education

1783 St. Rt. 60 • Ashland, Ohio 44805 • 419.289.3313

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