WKCTC Ranks 25th Statewide in Adult Education
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - For the third consecutive year, the McCracken County Adult Education Program at West Kentucky Community and Technical College was named an excellent adult education program and ranked 25th out of the 120 county adult education programs in Kentucky.
In order to be listed in the “Excellence” category, a program must meet a minimum of 85% and above of its enrollment goal and aminimum of 54% of its targeted academic performance. These programs may also earn funding for GED attainment by meeting their targeted GED goal and the number of adult students who transition into postsecondary education. All targeted goals are set by the Council on Postsecondary Education and Kentucky Adult Education and are based on data from the 2000 Census data.
During 2011-12, the McCracken County program met its 88% enrollment goal by 586 students taking 12 hours or more; academic performance was 55% with 308 students raising their functioning levels. The set target of GED graduates for McCracken County was 125. One hundred and forty students obtained theirGED and 106 adult education students will continue in higher education.
“We are proud of the achievements our program has achieved this year,” said Betty Myrick, director of the West Kentucky Adult Education Program. “We will continue to serve the adult students in our region to ensure they have the best opportunities for post-secondary education and a brighter future.”
The West Kentucky Adult Education Program has expanded into Graves County and classes are now beingoffered at the Skilled Craft Training Center in Hickory. For details about the Graves County program call 270-856-2422.
For more information about the West Kentucky Adult Education program at WKCTC call 270-534-3451 or stop by the center, which is located in the Anderson Technology Building, room 111, from 8:00am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday.