Paige was looking to make a change. She was tired of working low wage jobs and wanted to improve her quality of life by becoming a cosmetologist. Paige came to Goodwill to earn her high school diploma before applying to cosmetology school. She attended classes with students on a similar level to improve her reading comprehension, math computation, academic language, and reasoning in the various subject areas on the high school equivalency tests.

After four months of working to build her knowledge and basic skills, Paige passed her high school equivalency test! Thanks to support from Goodwill and her instructor, Paige is now interviewing at Pittsburgh area cosmetology schools and hopes to attend soon.

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