General Education Development (GED) Educator (Former Employee) – Morganton, NC – February 6, 2014
Teaching inmates general math, English, science, social studies, and reading skills. Patience is a requirement in this field. The most enjoyable part of the job was when a student 'graduated' and received their GED.
A typical day starts with a quick check with the supervisors for any special tasks that need to be done along with the standard clean up and organization of the lab areas. These tasks can range from redistributing equipment to dismantlement student projects and even manufacturing parts for use by students. Typically there is one Lab Tech and one Work Study student for each department at the college. The hardest part of the job occurs at the start of he semester with the inventory of surplus equipment and reorganization of the labs in preparation for the new semester. The most enjoyable part of the job is the opportunity to learn new things in my field of study and the freedom to work around my schedule.
There was not much to the job other than being in a computer lab so students have the ablility to work on projects after class hours. Helping students and also making surer students were respectful to others and people outside of the computer room.