Welcome to LifeWorks GED 

GED and Literacy Training provides GED preparation; academic tutoring; life skills training; career awareness; and computer skills to youth. Program objectives are to increase students' academic levels, prepare students for the GED exam, and assist students to seek employment and/or improve job skills. Classroom education incorporates self-paced computerized instruction, small-group learning exercises, lectures, videos, and other experimental learning activities. Lesson plans are flexible in order to individualize student's academic needs. Classes are provided year-round on an open-entry open-exit basis. 


How to get started

Step 1

Attend a program orientation. You can view upcoming orientations on the calendar below! Orientations are held twice a month.

Step 2

Attend intake appointment to create a service plan, verify documentation, complete paperwork and choose class schedule. Students under 18 must bring a guardian.

Step 3

While attending class, the student works toward goals outlined in his or her service plan.

Step 4

Take the GED test, pass, and graduate.


Class Schedules

Classes are assigned on a first come, first served basis. Students must attend 75% of scheduled classes or they will be dropped from the program.

Our EAST location offers the following regular class schedule:

  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Monday-Thursday

Our SOUTH location offers the following regular class schedule:

  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Monday-Thursday

  • 1:00 PM-4:00 PM, Monday-Thursday

  • 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, Monday-Thursday


Eligibility Requirements

Clients must be residents of Travis County and have an annual household income that does not exceed 200 percent of Federal Poverty Guidelines. All students who enter the program must score a 2.0 on the reading portion of the Texas Assessment of Basic Education (TABE) to qualify for services.

If a client is 16 they must meet the following requirements:

·      Within four months of 17th birthday

·      On formal probation

Have a government (national or foreign) issued photo ID, such as one of the following:

  • State driver license, Department of Public Safety identification card, military ID, passport, U.S. passport card, or matrícula consular

Provide proof of residency in Texas, which could be a:

•      Texas driver license, utility bill showing a Texas address, or bank statement showing a Texas address

  • Be 18 years of age; not be enrolled in an accredited high school; and not be a high school graduate from an accredited high school. 


Supported Education

Supported Education serves youth and young adults between the ages of 16 and 26 who have dropped out of high school, or who have attained a GED, and have a desire to further pursue their educational goals. Supports may include but are not limited to familiarizing clients with educational institutions, helping to complete applications, tutoring, navigating financial aid, providing direct assistance for books and supplies, and introducing clients to campus resources and personnel.  


Stay Up to Date! 

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Upcoming Events


GED Graduation

LifeWorks presents the class of 2017 Graduation located at Travis High School. Come support the graduates of LifeWorks!