LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Adult Education centers across the state will participate in the third annual Arkansas’ Adult Education Open House on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Adult Education (Adult Ed), a section of the Division of Workforce Services in the Department of Commerce, and its network of nearly 40 centers will showcase options to help Arkansans get job-ready.
Current and former students will highlight how they have benefited from the free programs, and teachers will provide details about each of Adult Ed’s programs including:
- Integrated Education and Training, which allows students to earn job industry certifications or credentials while improving their basic academic skills;
- Acquiring an Arkansas High School diploma through GED® preparation;
- English Language Acquisition (ELA); and
- Citizenship preparation.
“As parents transition their children back to school for the start of a new academic year, we know that it’s also a great time for adults to consider how they can improve their family’s financial outlook,” said Dr. Trenia Miles, director of Adult Education Section, Division of Workforce Services. “It starts with one step, coming into one of our centers to get the training and skills needed for jobs and careers that are in-demand now.”
“We are excited to show the community the services that we offer and show how taking this step can help potential students get on their chosen career path,” said Jennifer Black, UA Cossatot Adult Education Director. “We will have five adult education centers in the service area participating in the Open House event.”
For the 2018-19 school year, Adult Ed served 20,698 Arkansans statewide. Locations for each center around the state can be found at ARCareerEd.org or by calling 1-877-963-4GED (4433).