Albany County announces new GED program for people on probation

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Albany County is out with a new initiative. People on probation in the county, who do not have a high school diploma, can get a GED thanks to a partnership with the probation department and Capital Region BOCES.

County Executive Dan McCoy says this will help people get jobs.

People can take the classes virtually and in-person.

"There’ll be no excuse, and we’re going to make it easy, and we’re going to have a mentor program, so they don’t fall through the cracks," said McCoy.

As of Monday morning, McCoy said 105 people have signed up for the program.