Increasing numbers of 16-18 year olds leave school and come to Adult Education – their only alternative. AMA states that individuals with low health literacy incur medical expenses that are up to four times greater than patients with adequate literacy skills.
Of the 22 educational institutions, 19 are State public post-secondary institutions and 3 are tribal colleges.
Under the banner of The Learning Connection, SERRC offers education, job training, and workforce development to help Southeast Alaskans find and keep jobs. The Learning Connection operates with generous support and partnership with the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the City and Borough of Juneau, Tlingit and Haida Central Council, the State of Alaska and others.
Supporting grants include Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development – Youth WIA, and MASST; and the City and Borough of Juneau Social Services Advisory Board.
SERRC is grateful for Gruening Park Family Learning Center donors: Alaska Children’s Trust, Alaska Housing Development Corporation, United Way, and City and Borough of Juneau, and our many Volunteers.
The Adult Basic Education/ Adult Literacy Program at the Barber National Institute offers instruction in math, reading and writing skills.
The adults in the program are over the age of 17 and have intellectual challenges, There is no cost to the student.
The Adult Basic Education/ Adult Literacy Program provides an individualized approach to meet a student’s educational and professional goals. The scheduled year begins in mid-September and continues through mid-May. Volunteers are needed to tutor adults in the Adult Basic Education/Adult Literacy program at the Barber National Institute.
Classes are held on the main campus of the Barber National Institute Monday through Friday from a.m.-3 p.m. The volunteers would provide one-on-one or small group tutoring to help adults with intellectual disabilities increase their academic skills, particularly in the areas of reading and math.
Here you can find information on a variety of topics in Adult Education, with resources for both students and AE faculty/staff.
The Adult Education (AE) Division of the Higher Education Department serves adults, 16 years of age and older, who function below the high school completion level.
Learning Disabled: 50% of adults without a high school diploma are learning disabled.