Tag Archive: adult education and literacy

State Director to Speak at AEL Graduation

May 4, 2021 8:06 am Published by
The East Central College Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Graduation Ceremony speaker will be Shelly Lamb, the director of the state AEL services. The graduation ceremony will be Thursday, May 13, at 6 p.m. in the gym located in the Donald Shook Student Center. The ceremony will recognize 2020 and 2021 graduates, according to Alice… View Article

New Online Workforce Training Available for AEL Students

September 23, 2019 9:17 am Published by
Students preparing to pass the High School Equivalency Test through the East Central College Adult Education and Literacy program will now get a new opportunity to strengthen their workforce skills. “In September, we started offering new, online training programs for our students,” said Alice Whalen, Director of Adult Education and Literacy. “These courses allow students… View Article

Adult Education and Literacy Program Awarded National Grant

May 15, 2019 7:57 am Published by
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded the East Central College Foundation, working on behalf of the ECC Adult Education and Literacy Program, a $10,000 grant to support its mission in 2019. This local grant award is part of more than $8.3 million in grants awarded to nearly 1,000 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the… View Article

2019 AEL Graduation Ceremony Speaker Announced

April 15, 2019 7:29 am Published by
East Central College is proud to announce Dr. David Chalk will serve as the speaker for the Adult Education and Literacy Graduation Ceremony on May 11, 2019. Dr. Chalk is president of Mercy Clinic Four Rivers, where he oversees 40 clinics in 14 local towns.  Dr. Chalk is also an orthopedic surgeon with the group,… View Article

New Year Brings New Hope for AEL Graduate

January 7, 2019 12:29 pm Published by
Putting things off is something we all do – getting your oil changed in your car, cleaning out the refrigerator or even going to the doctor for an annual checkup. For Bobby Hinson, it was getting his high school diploma. “I’m an eighth-grade dropout,” Hinson admitted. The father of four works for the Missouri Department… View Article

Breaking Down Language Barriers to Become a Better Business Manager

September 24, 2018 2:08 pm Published by
Ten years ago, Neha Patel moved from India to the United States to help her husband manage a hotel in St. Clair. She had taken English classes in college, but knew she would have to improve her skills in order to interact with customers. English can be a complicated language for non-native speakers to learn,… View Article

AEL/Certified Nurse Assistant Program Now Enrolling Students

February 26, 2018 2:48 pm Published by
Get your High School Equivalency and become a Certified Nurse Assistant at the same time! The East Central College Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Program is teaming up with the Center for Workforce Development to offer a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) program in March. This program is designed to prepare individuals to care for clients… View Article

Free English Language Classes Now Available In Wright City

October 26, 2017 8:20 am Published by
The Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program at East Central College is offering English language classes for adults. The class is free to students. Learn to read, write, speak and listen in English, and study U.S. government and the U.S. Constitution in preparation for the U.S. Citizenship test. Orientation and classes will be held at… View Article

Free Civics and Citizenship Classes Starting in October

October 2, 2017 2:01 pm Published by
The Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program at East Central College will offer free Civics and Citizenship classes starting in October. “We last offered this class back in 2008,” said AEL Executive Director Alice Whalen. “We are excited to bring it back as a service to the community.” The ongoing classes will be held at… View Article