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Capital District Educational Opportunity Center Offers Practice GED Testing

CONTACT: Marilyn Shapiro (518) 273-1900, Ext. 2226
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The Capital District Educational Opportunity Center will administer the Practice GED free of charge on Friday, May 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at its facility at 145 Congress St., Troy and on Friday, May 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at its facility at 30 Russell Road, Albany.

To register, call (518) 273-1900 ext. 2230 by the Tuesday before the exam date.

Since 1966, the Capital District EOC, a division of Hudson Valley Community College, has offered tuition-free academic and workforce development opportunities to economically disadvantaged and educationally under-prepared New York State residents.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and workforce and academic preparation programs offered through the Educational Opportunity Center. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has more than 60,000 alumni.