Gary "Buck" Mabry


Gary "Buck" Mabry dropped out of school in the 9th grade. He eventually realized he would need to get an education if he wanted to move on with his life and get a skilled profession. Gary earned his GED at the Manistee Adult Education Learning Lab. "Without the Learning Lab I'd still be studying, too   afraid to take my GED tests," said Mabry. He plans to get his Associates Degree in Behavioral Science at West Shore Community College and then go on to get his Bachelors Degree so he can become a counselor.

Adult Education Learning Labs


Northwest Michigan Works! Learning Labs provide individualized instruction to adult learners. You can start at any time of the year and there is no cost to register. Instruction is individualized and learning plans are developed with a certified instructor.  This individualized educational plan will focus on the steps necessary to reach your career goal.

Instructional services include English as a Second Language; Reading, Writing, and Math remediation; GED prep; Workplace Computer Skills, and Postsecondary Preparation.

Click here to visit the Learning Lab website and obtain contact information for the lab nearest you.