It’s adult education week across the country, and the Illinois Community College Board is reminding what’s offered in the way of basic skills courses. Board Executive Director Doctor Karen Hunter Anderson says over 93 million Americans have only basic literacy skills, and in Illinois alone, more than one point seven million adults do not have a high school diploma.
She says that can hamper someone’s ability to find a job or advance at work.
Anderson urges those who are thinking about getting their GED or taking a basic course to contact their local community college or adult learning center. She says schools can often work around a student’s schedule to help them fit in a class or two.