Posted on August 6, 2018
To support the new Director of Math Curriculum and Instruction who will build upon the efforts begun last year to assist their High School Equivalency (“HSE”) eligible participants in preparing for and passing the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (“TASC”) as part of their training. Their students have struggled in TASC achievement, especially with regard to math, after New York State switched from the General Equivalency Diploma (“GED”) to the TASC test. The Director will build math-specific HSE prep strategies, incorporate individualized HSE prep schedules, and continue professional development activities begun last year, with a particular focus on numeracy improvement. Their signature Youth Education and Job Training Program combines high school equivalency classes and business skills training to help students take deliberate steps towards economic mobility. OBT is a Brooklyn-based organization, operating out of multiple locations, that provides education, employment and training services to disadvantaged youth and adults.