For Immediate Release
September 29, 2017
Faculty and staff from LCC's Transitional Studies Department received recognition as state and national leaders for their role in developing innovative adult education programs. These programs help parents and workers achieve self-sufficiency through adult education programs.
LCC's Adult Education programs include Career Education Options (CEO), English as a Second Language (ESL), High School 21+ (HS21+), and Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST). Through these programs, students who might not otherwise attend college or pursue a career, obtain the skills and education they need in today's economy.
Programs tailored to meet the adult learners’ needs include traditional, online and community based classes. Low cost payment options are available those who qualify. Many programs transition students into college-level coursework, increasing their chances for career advancement.
Amber Wederski, a former juvenile offender and CEO student, is now working on her master's degree through Warner Pacific College. Governor Inslee appointed her to serve on the Washington State Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice.
Aléjandra Sanchez, a former I-BEST student, now works as a program coordinator in the Transitional Studies Department.
LCC President Chris Bailey received the award on behalf of the college. The proclamation was presented on September 28, 2017, at the Longview City Council Meeting, as part of the National Coalition for Literacy's Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, September 24 - 30, 2017.
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