The Simpson County Adult Education Program housed at Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Franklin-Simpson Center has once again been named the top adult education program in the Commonwealth for the 2016-2017 program year.
The Kentucky Department of Adult Education recognizes programs in four categories. The Simpson County Program ranked first in Measurable Skill Gains, seventh in Academic Performance, third in Percent of GED goal and was recognized as the Overall Top Adult Education Program.
“We attribute our success to community partnerships with Toyo Automotive, Harman Industries, Simpson County Detention Center, ResCare, Simpson County School District, Vocational Rehabilitation, Simpson County Community Education, our local library, Kentucky Community & Technical College System, Dr. Phil Neal, Dr. James McCaslin, Mr. Brian Becker, Jamie Cruz, Nancy Guthrie, and Kay Drake who created the program structure,” says Ray Haddix, Coordinator of the Simpson County Adult Education Center.
Simpson County Adult Education Skills U program ranked #1 in 2014, #2 in 2015, #3 in 2016 and now #1 in 2017. “The Simpson County Adult Education staff consistently exceeds their annual goals of preparing students for future success, and we heartily applaud the significant state-wide recognition they have earned,” says Brian Becker, Director of Adult Education at SKYCTC.
SKY Adult Education prepares adults in Barren, Metcalfe, Simpson, and Warren Counties to meet the needs of the future. The caring and qualified staff provide a diverse group of students a positive learning environment to achieve their desired educational goals which may include obtaining a GED, enrolling in higher education, improving workplace skills, and increasing language and basic skills proficiency. Partnerships with colleges, workforce and employment centers, school districts, employers, and community volunteers empower students and families with educational opportunities they need. Through the financial support of tax dollars, Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College, foundations, and donors, SKY Adult Education ensures economic justice by helping to end and prevent cycles of poverty, building the middle class and sustainable families, contributing to an improved local economy, and keeping the American Dream alive for thousands of residents.