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The mission of the State College Area School District Adult Education Center is free, accessible literacy education that will allow:
- Adults to improve their basic skills deficiencies
- Limited English residents to improve their speaking, reading, writing, listening, and general life skills
- Immigrants to become more involved, responsible citizens striving to achieve citizenship, voter registration, employment/education goals, and increased participation in community activities
- Adults to obtain a high school diploma through the GED preparation program
- Adults to enter training programs after basic skills remediation
- Adults to enter higher education and/or secure employment or advancement in the workplace
- Employed adults to receive customized training in workplace foundational skills to continue or advance employment and increase productivity
- Employed or unemployed adults to receive foundational skills training related to the literacy requirements of the workplace
- Adults to partner with their children or grandchildren to assist with their educational development
State College Area School District Community Education has provided Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) services in the form of English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction, Adult Basic Education (ABE) instruction, and General Education Development (GED) preparation to 500-600 adults annually, through a federal grant since 1973. Our program also provides workforce education services.
Our literacy-related services are provided through morning, afternoon and evening classes, and one-on-one help as necessary. Our ABLE Program provides adult non-native speakers with English instruction to improve community life skills, as well as university or job preparation proficiency. It also provides native speakers with basic skills instruction in reading, writing, and mathematics, as well as college and training preparation, resume, correspondence and interview guidance. Our GED instruction helps adult students obtain a high school diploma. The workforce education component of our program helps incumbent workers with the foundations skills that they need to be safe and effective in their jobs. Many of the adult students we serve have additional goals that include advancing to post-secondary education and training, obtaining or advancing in a job, helping their children learn, improving citizenship skills, etc.
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