Adult education offered in several locations
by Alan Reed
Jan 30, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The pursuit of an education has become more convenient for adults in Trigg County with the Adult Education Center offering classes off campus.

Andrea Hampton said that classes now convene on Tuesday afternoons at Cerulean Baptist Church, Wednesday afternoons at the Cadiz Housing Authority and at Linton United Methodist Church on Thursday afternoons all at 1 p.m. Regular classes still meet at 8-11 a.m. and from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Adult Education Center.

“Our main program prepares students to take the GED test,” said Hampton. “We have classes on science, social studies, math, reading, writing for the GED. We also have programs to teach life skills such as our family literacy program, parent and child education and English as a second language.”

Hampton said that the Trigg County Adult Education Department provides workplace education for employees working towards improving their education or workplace skills. No vocational training is offered at this time.

“There is no charge for classes. Everything is free with us,” said Hampton. “When a student takes the GED there is a $40 charge for the test for the first time they take it, or $10 per part of the test.” She added that Adult Education provides all materials for students, but for the test, students will need a photo-ID.

According to Hampton, the Adult Education Program is presented by the Kentucky Adult Education Council on Post Secondary Education. “Our focus is to help participants transition into the workforce or into other post secondary education sources.”

Hampton said that approximately 10 students attend the morning classes but the new off-campus programs had little attendance so far. “We’ve had two at the most in our other classes, but hope that word of mouth spreads about them. We’ve served 300 students that are not normally in the school setting. Some attend for days, some weeks and others years to work towards their GED.”

Learn the full details of the Adult Education Program on page 8A of your Cadiz Record.
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