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Published on September 29th, 2016 | by editor


Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

In recognition of National Adult Education and Literacy Week, Wright College’s Adult Education department wanted to raise awareness about our program and provide our community with a few of our performance highlights.

Wright College is one of more than 84 adult education providers offering programs funded through the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) that improves and expands the nation’s available pipeline of workers by assisting those who lack the educational requirements to achieve gainful employment in today’s increasingly high-tech, global job market. Adult education provides a path from low-income jobs and limited opportunities to the middle class wages and family sustainability. Full-time workers with a high school diploma earn almost $10,000 more per year than those without a diploma.

“Nearly 90 percent of the fastest growing jobs of the future require education or training beyond high school,” said Dr. Karen Hunter Anderson, ICCB Executive Director. “Illinois has taken the lead in creating partnerships between adult education providers and employers to ensure a seamless pathway for students to higher education and employment in high growth occupations.”

In recognition of National Adult Education and Literacy Week, Wright College Adult Ed Program has planned the following events this week:

Adult Education Book Fair – Wednesday and Thursday outside of A-205 from 11:00-2:00pm and 5:00-7:00pm- Free Adult Education Books for Adult Ed Students

Where are you from? Come see us in A-205 and pin your home country on our World Map.

Wright Futbolito Cup – Thursday 2:00pm-4:00pm. Come sign up in A-205 to join the 4 on 4 mini soccer tournament. Event is being hosted by the Gateway Scholar Program.

Essay Contest– How has the Adult Education program had a positive impact on your life? Details being passed out in Adult Education classrooms.

Please refer anyone in need of Free Adult Education ESL and GED classes to A-205 or Humboldt Park, Rm 302 to register for classes!

Please check out the following link for more details: wright-adult-education-and-family-literacy-week.


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