Vermont Celebrates Adult Education and Literacy Week

26 September 2017

For Immediate Release September 26, 2017
Contact: Haley Jones at (802) 479-1111 or haley.jones@vermont.gov

Barre, VT. – The Vermont Agency of Education is pleased to announce that Governor Phil Scott has proclaimed September 24-30, 2017 as Adult Education and Literacy Week. Approximately 2,700 adult Vermonters receive adult education and literacy services each year. Adult learners build skills that make them successful in college, in obtaining and retaining jobs, as parents and family members, and as citizens.

“Adult education services have been changing lives in Vermont for over 50 years. Thousands of Vermonters have received their high school diplomas or their GED thanks to adult education. Services are also available to those who finished high school, but could use help with their basic reading, writing, or math skills,” said Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe.

Robin Castle, State Director of Adult Education and Literacy at the Agency of Education added, “Some students in adult education learn new skills in order to get a better job; some students are building skills they will need in college; some students are immigrants or refugees learning English and preparing to work or go to college. All students receive instruction in how to think critically and be a responsible citizen. The ages of students currently range from 16-82 – adult education students are diverse and determined.”

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