Adult learning is a vital component of the European Commission’s lifelong learning policy. Supply and take up: significantly increasing the supply of high-quality adult learning provision, especially in literacy, numeracy and digital skills, and increasing take-up through effective outreach, guidance and motivation strategies which target the groups most in need.
Special Programs — Our Youth Services Program provides low-income youth with career counseling, skills training and job placement assistance, while our Vocational Skills Program sponsors free computer classes for currently enrolled Adult Education students.
Governance: ensuring the coherence of adult learning with other policy areas, improving coordination, effectiveness and relevance to the needs of society, the economy and the environment; increasing, where appropriate, both private and public investment.
Adult learning comprises formal, non-formal, and informal learning; it can be for employing basics , for obtaining new qualifications, for up-skilling or re-skilling for employment , for personal growth, or just for pleasure. In compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws, the Fort Smith Adult Education Center is ADA accessible and EEOC compliant. Utah Adult Education is comprised of Adult High School Completion (AHSC/ASE), Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The Fort Smith Public Schools and the Adult Education Center serve the community by providing every student a comprehensive education of the highest quality in a safe and nurturing environment. Entities funded under the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) are mandatory partners in this one-stop delivery system. Students with marginal English proficiency may be asked to complete language courses as program co requisites.
Community-based adult education with particular emphasis on the application of knowledge of the social, economic, cultural and political environment in developing and conducting adult education programs with an for individuals and groups. The Office of Adult and Continuing Education Teacher Talk newsletter highlights teachers and their best practices, successes and celebrates our teachers and students. The General Education Development (GED) and HiSET are nationally recognized high school equivalency diplomas. Our English as a Second Language (ESL) program is designed to support students at varying levels of learning English, instilling a greater sense of confidence. Adult Education faculty are instrumental in developing and sharing best practices for teaching adult learners.