October 19, 2020

East Central College Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) student Shirley Luecke just earned an Aerospace Quality Technician credential that she hopes will take her career to new heights. Luecke is an AEL English Language Acquisition (English as a Second Language) student who attends classes at the ECC campus in Union. In June, Luecke received her […]

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September 22, 2020

Elisha Griffith knew that one day she would become a nurse. In March 2018, she took the first step toward that goal at East Central College. Griffith enrolled in a new partnership through the college’s Health Careers Workforce and the Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program. It was through this partnership that the Union resident […]

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September 4, 2020

Enrollment is open now for the East Central College Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program. AEL is registering students for both the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) preparation and English language classes in multiple locations throughout the region. The AEL program is free to everyone and there are both morning and evening classes available. In […]

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August 17, 2018

Healthcare was always a field of interest for Pacific resident Heather Delisi. “My mother and my aunt were both Certified Nurse Assistants,” she explained. “It’s something I grew up with.” The drive to help people in need is what led Kayla Jenkins to healthcare. “I want to become a nurse. I want to help new […]

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July 17, 2018

Mercy Clinic Four Rivers in Washington is donating classroom space for the Adult Education and Literacy program at East Central College to teach English language acquisition classes. The classes provide students with a working knowledge of English in preparation for citizenship tests, the workplace, additional education, and daily living. “We know there are groups of […]

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May 30, 2018

For the last 30 years, the East Central College Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Program has provided free adult education classes to the community. It has been possible thanks to the hard work and dedication of volunteers.  In 2017 alone, more than 30 volunteers provided 3,000 hours of tutoring. “Literacy is a problem that very […]

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July 24, 2017

The East Central College Adult Education and Literacy Program assisted nearly 400 students last year, and they expect that number to grow for the 2017-2018 school year. “Our services are very much needed in the East Central College service area,” said AEL Director Alice Whalen. “Franklin County has nearly 13,500 adults who do not have […]

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June 12, 2017

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded the East Central College Foundation, working on behalf of the ECC Adult Education and Literacy Program, an $8,000 grant to support its mission in 2017. This local grant award is part of more than $7.5 million in grants awarded to nearly 900 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 44 […]

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October 13, 2016

The East Central College Adult Education and Literacy Program (AEL) gives students the opportunity to earn their High School Equivalency Certificate. It also gives students a chance to learn English as a primary language. Classes are offered during the day in Gerald, Sullivan, Union and Washington. Evening classes are offered in Pacific, Union, St. Clair, […]

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