Labor Contract to Expand Adult Education Classes

Monday, October 05, 2009 | 10:00 am

Nashville State Community College Provides Adult Education to Davidson County

NASHVILLE –Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley today announced Nashville State Community College has been awarded a contract to provide adult education services for Davidson County.   
 
"Every dollar invested in adult education impacts unemployment and the earning potential for adults,” said Commissioner James Neeley. “We're committed to providing quality adult education programs, and Nashville State Community College brings the ability to expand opportunities to students in all areas of Davidson County.”
 
Nashville State Community College President Dr. Van Allen stated, "The college is prepared to offer a quality program open and accessible to all residents of the county. Where facilities are now lacking, they will be developed.” Dr. Van Allen's experience with GED programs began in the 70s and is where he had his last teaching assignment. He said, "I enjoyed teaching political science at the college and university levels, but helping adults acquire basic academic skills was much more rewarding.” 
 
Adult Education programs include GED preparation, Adult Basic Literacy, and English as a Second Language (ESL). Nashville State Community College will expand to offer services to every part of Davidson County including Antioch, Bordeaux, Goodlettsville, Madison and other areas identified based on need. 
 
Tennessee's Adult Education program is recognized second in the nation for adult education performance measures set by the federal government. Last year, the State of Tennessee spent $93 per Adult Education student. Together with federal funds, approximately $301 was spent to educate one adult.
 
Registration for classes began October 1st. For more information about the Nashville State Community College AE Program, visit NSCC’s Website at www.nscc.edu or contact Brent Young, Executive Director of Development and Public Affairs at (615) 353-3604 or Paula.gray@nscc.edu
 
For more information on Adult Education programs, call 1-800-531-1515 or 615-353-3255 or find information on the Internet at www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/AE/.
 
 
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