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Clarendon County Adult Education Celebrates National Adult Education & Family Literacy Week


Clarendon County Adult Education, in partnership with the Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE), invites you to join us in celebrating National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, September 18-22, 2023.

Over 30 million Americans over the age of 25 – or one out of every 9 U.S. citizens – do not have a high school diploma. Clarendon County Adult Education is working to change that. We had 33 graduates last school year and over 175 people who either tested in GED, Parapro, or WIN/WorkKeys.

Research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that job growth for individuals without a high school diploma or some college experience is about zero or even negative. By 2024, 48 percent of job openings will be middle- skill and 32 percent will be high-skill. This means that in less than 3 years, nearly 80 percent of all job openings will require more than a high school degree. Adults who participate in Clarendon County Adult Education have the opportunity to explore career pathways and hone their skills so that they can advance their careers through postsecondary education or training.

Clarendon County Adult Education is open for registration in our daytime and evening programs! We have locations in Manning, Turbeville, and Summerton.

Adult education and family literacy programs serve adults who need to improve their basic literacy and math skills, improve their oral and written English, obtain a high school equivalence degree, and prepare for postsecondary education or training.

Family literacy programs serve parents and their young children, teaching basic skills, English as a Second Language, and parenting skills to adults while their children are provided high quality instruction. These programs are focused on breaking the cycles of low literacy, low education, and poverty.

For more information about Clarendon County Adult Education, please contact Lara Kolb at 80-473-2531 x612.

The Coalition on Adult Basic Education is the premier national professional association of adult educators. Over 79,000 members strong, COABE’s mission is to inspire educators so that adults succeed and communities thrive.