Chicago Heights, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The Adult Education Program at Prairie State College (PSC) serves a diverse population of adult learners both on campus and in the community. PSC’s mission is to teach basic skills needed to function effectively as a family member, citizen, worker, and lifelong learner in a changing world.
The college’s adult education program is offering free General Education Development (GED®) classes and free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes beginning Monday, August 30.
GED classes offer students an opportunity to complete high school studies and receive an equivalency certificate. The GED certificate is accepted as a substitute for a high school diploma.
The ESL program is designed to help people make the transition from different countries and cultures to American society. The purpose of the program is to teach skills in speaking, reading, writing and listening to those whose native language is not English.
An assessment is required for both programs and will be held at the college’s Adult Training and Outreach Center located on the main campus at 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights. The assessment is free. Assessment begins at either 1 p.m. or 6 p.m. on the following days: Tuesday, July 27, Wednesday, July 28, and Thursday, July 29.
No appointment is necessary assessment although participants are encouraged to arrive early as space is limited. Participants also need to bring an official government-issued photo ID and proof of medical card. No children are allowed during assessment.
For more information about GED classes, call (708) 709-7880 or (708) 709-7931. For more information about ESL classes, call (708) 709-7922 or (708) 709-3790.
According to the Stevens Amendment Act, the grand funded portion of Adult Education and the Family Literacy Program at Prairie State College for Fiscal Year 2010 is 30 percent financed with federal funds totaling $166,315.