Alabama's two-year colleges provide a vast array of programs and services for adult
students in need of employment training, workforce training and education for career
advancement. In many cases, these programs have been designed for special populations,
including educationally and economically disadvantaged adults, individuals with
disabilities, dislocated workers, single parents, and displaced homemakers.
Alabama’s adult education program provides quality adult education and literacy
services to Alabamians at no cost. Adult education classes provide a second opportunity
for adult learners committed to improving their academic and life skills. Instruction
is based on individual student need and may range from one-on-one tutoring to group
instruction. Computer-based and distance education instructional programs may be
offered, as well as day and evening classes, in a variety of facilities conducive
to adult learning.
The three program goals are to assist adults to:
- Become literate and obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and
- Obtain the educational skills necessary to become full partners in the educational
development of their children.
- Complete secondary school or complete the equivalent of a secondary school education.
Governor Bob Riley signs the state’s first Career Readiness
Certificate, awarded to James Flowers at
the Alabama Worker Credentialing Summit in 2006. "Getting my GED opened a lot of
doors for me," said Flowers. "With the right attitude, you can accomplish anything,"
he says, brimming with newfound confidence
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