We ended last month on a high note, with special guests joining us for our Career Day student recognition program on February 28. Thank you to Carolina United Disaster Assistance, led by Tamar Gooseby, and US Army National Guard representatives Sgt. Promise and Sgt. Brown for presenting to our group, and sharing the meaning of courage in your environment. You motivated and inspired our students to advocate for themselves and set higher goals. Congratulations to our student award recipients for all of your hard work!
Staff members of Clarendon County Adult Education were honored last week as we attended the Spring Training Institute and Celebrating Our Success luncheon, sponsored by the state Office of Adult Education, at Brookland Banquet and Conference Center in Columbia. Ms. Ann Cutter, transition specialist, and Ms. Ruth Maple, teacher, were both inducted into the Hall of Fame for their ten years of service to Adult Education. Our ESL program received the Civics Citizenship Award fo…r the highest percentage of students achieving citizenship during the 2015-2016 school year. Director Lisa Justice and teacher Beverly Felder accepted the award from state director Mike King. During the training institute, Ms. Justice and Ms. Cutter were asked to present a session on the new Career Pathways initiative, sharing the best practices of our new student orientation process with other adult education programs. It was a busy but rewarding day!
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Clarendon County Adult Education held a summer session in June, and five more students were able to graduate with their GED or High School Diploma. You can find their photos on our Facebook page, but we thought we would take a moment to review our entire year!
Here are the stats:
Quick Facts about CCAE outcomes for the 2015-2016 School Year –
- We enrolled and funded a total of 221 students in our three locations.
- Our outreach programs touched more than 300 residents of Clarendon County.
- Thirty-two (32) of our students earned high school credentials (5 high school diplomas and 27 GEDs). Five our GED graduates earned the College Readiness Honors Designation on their diplomas.
- Our GED pass rate was over 90%, well above state and national averages.
- 101 of our students increased an educational level, making gains in literacy, high school credentials, and English language learning.
- We achieved five out of six state performance goals, with our overall aggregate average reaching 122% of desired outcomes. We are performing better than ever!
- We provided free WorkKeys testing and certification to 32 community members.
- 98% of this year’s graduates received their National Career Readiness Certificates
- Over 40% of our 2016 graduating class is currently enrolled in post-secondary education.
- Two community members were able to test and gain Paraprofessional Certification.
Our goals for the 2016-2017 School Year –
GROW OUR NUMBERS…more students, more academic gains, more credentials!
- Enroll students who will achieve educational gains, complete desired credentials, and advance to higher levels of employment and learning.
- Implement new WIOA legislation and OED initiatives in order to provide career pathways and employability skills instruction to our students.
BUILD RELATIONSHIPS…greater champions, greater collaboration, greater community!
- Deliver a program of excellence with quality teaching and highly trained instructors.
- Create and continue relationships with our students, our community, our three school districts and other local agencies in order to meet changing community needs.
SHARE OUR VISION…future learning, future goals, future achievements!
- Provide and foster a learning environment that reflects the vision of South Carolina Adult Education and Central Carolina Technical College.
Manning, South Carolina – [May 26, 2016] – This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Clarendon County Adult Education an $8000 grant to support adult literacy and the new career pathways initiative. This local grant award is part of over $7.1 million in grants… awarded to more than 900 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 43 states that Dollar General serves.
“We are very excited to partner with the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to support our students at Adult Education and the community of Clarendon County,” says Lisa Justice, director of Clarendon County Adult Education. “If you ever wonder about that extra $1 or $5 they ask you about at check out, well, it stays here locally.”
According to Justice, funds will be used to provide instruction for students working toward a high school or career- readiness credential. “This summer, we will begin implementation of new federal legislation, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), that requires adult education to provide both academic and career guidance for our students. We will be connecting with many local agencies and service providers to establish clear goals and career pathways for enrollees in our program. We are happy that we can work with the folks at Dollar General to make a difference in the future in our community.”
“Consistent with our mission of Serving Others, we are excited to provide these organizations with funding to further literacy and education across the communities we call home,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “It is always so exciting to see the true and meaningful impact the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has on both children and adults looking to improve their lives through literacy.”
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $120 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 7.3 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.
Clarendon County Adult Education recently celebrated the graduation of 32 students from its three sites in Clarendon County. The program will operate with a full schedule of day and evening classes beginning in late August. Summer classes will meet during the day only, starting Monday, June 13 at F.E. Dubose Career Center in Manning. Please contact Lisa Justice at 803-473-2531 for more information.
(The specific grant that we were awarded is for adult literacy. We were one of over 350 nationwide winners, and one of only six in South Carolina).