Bridge to Success

Some students come to us needing extra preparation and skills development before they are ready to take the GED®, enter the workforce or move into a higher-paying job. Our first step is assessing students with a test of adult basic education to determine a baseline of their individual strengths and weaknesses. From there, we can design an individual study plan for each student.


Avram Kronsberg, Jr
GED® Program

More than 66,000 adults in the Charleston region do not have a high school diploma. Without it, they are missing out on job opportunities and find themselves trapped in a cycle of poverty.

We provide a General Educational Development (GED)® preparation program to equip adults with the skills they need to obtain their GED®. Students progress through the program at their own pace, taking classes, working independently, or participating in small group learning with a volunteer learning coach.

Once students complete the GED® preparation program, they are tested on four areas: mathematical reasoning, language arts, science and social studies. Students can take the official test at Trident Literacy Association or one of several official GED® test centers in the tri-county area.

Pat Gibson ESL Program

Our beginner, intermediate and advanced conversation classes are geared toward adults eager to learn, write and communicate more effectively in English. The classes focus on conversation and writing skills as well as helping students better understand U.S. culture.
Employers interested in offering group classes for employees who need to improve their English should contact:

Nell Stone, ESL Director

616-303-1406 (call or text) or 843-747-2223

Early Childhood and Family Literacy

Our free early childhood program, in partnership with Charleston County First Steps, is available to GED® and ESL students with preschoolers between the ages of 18 months and 4 years old. The program is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Thursday. Space is limited. An application and immunization records are required. 

Parents who enroll their children in the early childhood program are required to participate in the family literacy program. Parents and guardians are a child’s first teacher and much of a child’s early learning happens at home. Activities include interactive literacy programs between parents and children; parent education on how to facilitate children’s learning; age-appropriate education to set children up for success in school and in life. 


Career Readiness

WIN Career Readiness Courseware and Credentials equips job seekers with the skills needed to pursue new careers. WIN’s job skills assessment system measures the “real world” skills employers want in their employees.

We prepare our students for the WIN test so they are career-ready. The test measures four areas: reading for information, applied math, locating information and soft skills. Upon successful completion of the WIN test, students receive career readiness credentials, which many employers require.

The WIN Program is available to students enrolled in the Avram Kronsberg, Jr GED® Program.

Jobs for America’s Graduates

JAG is designed to assist young adults in acquiring a GED® and/or employment. The program targets young adults ages 17 to 24 in need of a GED®. In addition to helping young people earn a GED®, the program also prepares them for a smooth transition into the workforce, higher education or the military.


Computer Skills & Digital Literacy

Trident Literacy Association equips all of our students with the skills needed to navigate the digital world. We want students to understand the technology used in today’s workforce and to function as informed citizens.

Students spend time in the computer lab where they can practice and hone their skills. We help students with many skills, including but not limited to:

  • Utilizing many forms of technology; smart phones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers.
  • Setting up and regularly using email accounts.
  • Using Google productivity programs.
  • Making use of Cloud storage.
  • Managing online identity with social media more effectively.
  • Utilizing the internet safely and with critical thinking skills to access personal accounts, news, and information.
  • Creating resumes and cover letters.
  • Searching and applying for jobs, financial aid, training programs, college, and/or military enlistment.

Computer Skills and Digital Literacy is a complement to the Avram Kronsburg, Jr GED® Program.