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Old 08-12-2003, 06:56 PM
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Thomson Education Direct High School Program

I'm not posting this for myself..This is for my dad.I wanted to get that clear...

Dad dropped out of school when he completed the 8th grade,and now with threats of his factory laying off 1,250 workers out of 1,400,he wants to get his high school diploma so he can just go back to work somewhere in case he gets laid-off.I started searching on the net for something,and I found that Education Direct has a program to get your high school diploma at home without ever going to a class.It's $600,and you get EVERYTHING that you need.They said that you could complete the program in less than a year if you worked at it enough.Everything is open-book..So there's nothing to really worry about as far as not passing.You just need a basic knowledge of things I guess you could say.

Dad's employer,Leroy Somer,makes generators for Caterpillar.Caterpillar has gotten to where they won't buy a generator unless it has Kato's name on it.Just as a point of reference,Kato's are some HUMONGOUS bastandoes.Dad said that some of the smallest ones were the size of a mini-van.Since these chunks of lead are so big,it will take 1-2 days to complete just one.So,they don't need all of those 1,400 employees that they have now to do the work.I reckon that they only need 150.Of course,I can see why.

This has gotten dad really depressed and worried about what he's going to do.I think that I'm going to pay for it if he'll do it.I figure that's the best that I could do.I wish that I could do more though .He's been there for 26,going on 27 years.

If anyone knows ANYTHING about this program..Please let me know.He might not be one of those to get laid-off,but he does need his HSD to get a job just in case.Let me know!

Jacob

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My step son has taken the course you are speaking of and the best I can tell you is that it IS a nationally accredited program. You can take your tests which are in the back of the booklets online(prefered) or you can send them in. If you want any other info let me know and I will see what I can find out.
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Old 08-12-2003, 08:44 PM
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Thanks syclone.They are REALLY accredited.I wanna say that they're about as accredited as a regular high school.Which,I guess they are..Except you don't have to go to class.

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Re: Thomson Education Direct High School Program

As someone else metioned it is nationally acredited BUT does the potential employer consider it good enough? My mom works for Telco and a home study diploma is not acceptable. You have to have a provincial diploma. As a private business they can have any requirement they want.

I got one and it has proven useless. I had to get my provincial diploma before I could go to post secondary school.
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I got one and it has proven useless. I had to get my provincial diploma before I could go to post secondary school.
When I called,they told me that he would be able to do any job that required a High School Diploma.

Does living in Canada have anything to do with it on your part CET? (That was not meant as a slur..Just a question.)

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