ABLE and Safety Training


Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE)

"See For Free" Program Offered
In celebration of National Adult Education and Family Literacy week, the Upper Valley Career Center ABLE Program will be participating in the See for Free Program. The program, sponsored through GED Testing Service, provides the opportunity for individuals to take the GED practice test at no cost from September 22 through October 3. Contact Michelle for more information at 937.778.1078 or by email


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.  The idea is to improve your reading, math, writing or English skills, prepare for the GED test, prepare for college or an adult certificate training program or to get a better job. 

Class Schedule / Information & Registration / GED Practice Test

July 2014-December 2014

Program Information

The Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) program of the Upper Valley Career Center Adult Division offers no-cost classes in GED preparation, math/reading/writing refresher skills, employability, and post-secondary entry preparation.

Classes are offered at various day and evening times in Piqua, Sidney, Troy, and Greenville. Participation in Information and Registration Session is required. These sessions are scheduled monthly. Prepare for the GED test through ABLE's no cost preparation classes then schedule and complete your test through Upper Valley Career Center's GED Testing Center.

 ABLE is a part of the Ohio Board of Regents/University System of Ohio.

Ohio Higher Ed University System of Ohio


Peg Morelli, ABLE Director
937.778.1078 or 1.800.589.6963

ABLE Office Location:

Garbry Conference & Learning Center
5 East State Route 36
Piqua, Ohio 45356


ABLE Class Locations:

Applied Technology Center (ATC)
8901 Looney Road

Classes Meet:
Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Mondays & Thursdays
5 PM – 9 PM

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
231 North Miami Avenue

Classes Meet:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Tuesdays & Thursdays
5 PM – 9 PM

First United Church of Christ
120 South Market Street

Classes Meet:
Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays
9 AM – 1 PM
Mondays & Wednesdays
5 PM – 9 PM

Edison- Darke County Campus
601 Wagner Avenue

Classes Meet:
Tuesdays & Thursdays
9 AM – 11:30 AM & 12 PM – 2:30 PM
Tuesdays & Thursdays
5 PM – 9 PM



ABLE Bridge Programs

Medical Readiness

Prepare for the next step with a solid foundation in health care related course such as learning skills, study skills, reading, writing, communication, and Internet/computer skills.

Medical Readiness also includes an important introduction to Medical Terminology, Basic Math and Pharmacology Math. Participation in Medical Readiness is a great way to see what it takes to be a successful student in a full time health care training program.

The Medical Readiness course prepares students to advance to Home Health Aide, State Tested
Nursing Assistant, or Practical Nursing - all offered at Upper Valley Career Center.

Class Schedule: Fall 2014: Dates and times to be determined. Call 937.778.1078 to register. Space is limited.
Class Location: Upper Valley Career Center ATC and on-site in long-term care friendly visit.
Class Cost: No charge



Mary Ellen Buechter, Bridge Program Coordinator