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Highland Community College recognizes Adult Education week

National Adult Education Week is about raising awareness of the need for and value of adult education, and the support of family literacy. Highland Community College recognizes this need in the community by recognizing Adult Education Week from Sept. 22 — 28.

The goal of the week is to leverage resources to support access to basic education programs for 36 million adults in the United States with low literacy skills. At Highland, the programs focus on specific areas of reading, writing, math and computer skills. Volunteers help adults gain the educational skills needed to be successful.

“We are here to help individuals who are no longer of school-age and/or are looking to continue their education,” said Mark Jansen, Director of Adult Education programs. “There is no end to education, and at Highland, we are here to make a difference.”

The Adult Education staff meets with students to understand their personalized academic goals, and then match courses and programs to help the student succeed.

Highland Community College Adult Education serves individuals who live in Carroll, Jo Daviess, Ogle and Stephenson Counties and are looking for their GED® or English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.

Available services through the Adult Education program are GED® Preparation classes, basic literacy, and math skills development classes, ESL classes, and one-on-one tutoring.

For more information on Adult Education classes, call 815-599-3460 or e-mail Mark Jansen at