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Adult Education Week
Adult Education Week

It’s Adult Education Week across the country.

The Illinois Community College Board is reminding what’s offered in the way of basic skills courses. Whether it be working towards a GED or taking a basic english or math course, Board Executive Director Doctor Karen Hunter Anderson says your local community college or adult learning center can help boost your skills.

“The majority of them (adults) who come to us are concerned about keeping their jobs because they don’t have the right credentials. Typically they have to start with an adult education program that’s going to get them through their GED.”

Anderson said statistics show over 93 million Americans have only basic literacy skills. In Illinois alone, more than 1.7 million people do not have a high school diploma.

For more information about adult education visit iccb.org.