Focusing on adult education

Sunday, March 05, 2006

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) is partnering with the KnowledgeWorks Foundation on an important initiative focused on adult learners. Read more.

Consider these facts:

More than 80% of our workforce for 2010 is already in the workforce.

Many of these workers have weak literacy and numerary skills.

The U.S. Department of Education estimates that about 40 million American adults struggle with basic reading or can't read at all.

We do not have strong career pathways to move workers from the working poor to careers. (So, for example, Wal-Mart workers have no easy way to move up in their careers because training options are difficult to pursue.)

The National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL), released 15 December 2005 by the US National Center for Education Statistics, shows little improvement in adult literacy skills. At the same time the literacy demands of employment are increasing.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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