GARDNER — The Grownup and Local community Learning Companies unit of the Massachusetts Division of Elementary and Secondary Training has awarded Mount Wachusett Community College or university grant monies totaling $1,108,106 to aid basic competencies schooling, occupational instruction, and put up-secondary enrollment for grownup learners in our location.
The Grownup Education Companies Continuation grant of $958,106 cash totally free accessibility for qualified less than-educated and limited English proficient adults, aged 16 and more mature, to remarkably effective grownup basic instruction providers in 16 Workforce Investment Locations. The grant also incorporates $42,335 directed towards the Integrated Education and Instruction method HiSET/GED planning with Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Education, and an extra $37,665 is directed to the Built-in English Literacy and Civics Education and learning software which combines ESOL instruction and CNA coaching. Each individual system is funded to help 20 students.
An more grant of $150,000 was awarded in June for the Changeover to Local community College or university application that supports students transitioning from adult training programs to publish-secondary enrollment.
The applications of these products and services are to assist grownup college students to achieve their academic and occupation aim as family associates, staff, and neighborhood customers, and prepare them to properly take their up coming measures toward these aims, in university and even more schooling, at get the job done, and in the neighborhood.
“The continuation of this grant funding is a testomony to the really hard work and determination of our Grownup Instruction team of advisors, and educators,” mentioned MWCC President James Vander Hooven. “Their function genuinely demonstrates the MWCC mission to be a lifelong mastering local community devoted to excellence in training and responsive to the shifting requires of the communities we provide.”
“Through this funding and your continued help, we hope to deliver significant high-quality adult training solutions across 16 area workforce improvement spots and statewide for Adult Education and learning and Correctional Establishments,” stated the grant award letter signed by Gov. Charles Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito.
The grant will permit MWCC Grownup Education and Schooling division to present Adult Essential Instruction to 115 students and English as a Next Language to 154 pupils.
“Our grownup education and learning programs are important to the achievement of our community,” reported Dean of Grownup Education and Training Solutions Adam Duggan. “These applications allow for us to assist pupils establish the personal, social and academic techniques essential to correctly comprehensive a higher education application and go on to work.”
The Grownup Education and Instruction Middle presents courses in Adult Fundamental Instruction, superior college equivalency preparation, English for Speakers of Other Languages, and a wide range of other packages. The AET Center is headquartered at the Leominster campus on Erdman Way, along with the MassHire North Central Career Heart.