• Florence County Adult Education... Supporting Adult Learners for College and Career Readiness

    In alignment with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Florence County Adult Education WIOA exists "to strengthen and improve our nation's public workforce system and help get Americans, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, into high-quality jobs and careers and help employers hire and retain skilled workers" (https://www.doleta.gov/wioa/).  Because Florence County Adult Education offers high school diploma classes, high school equivalency classes, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, Generational Family Literacy classes, and in-house childcare options at two sites, the program is uniquely resourced to be of help to a significant portion of the Florence County population.  In addition, Florence County Adult Education offers educational services to local businesses and community groups, as well as community education classes.

    The Florence County Adult Education program operates out of the historic McClenaghan Building at 500 S. Dargan St. in Florence, SC.  This centrally-located facility supports adult learners onsite and at multiple satellite locations to become college and career ready in terms of academic skills, workplace credentials, and soft skills.  McClenaghan building is also a certified testing site for many credentialing exams and is available for trainings, conferences, and other events. Some of the offerings at Adult Education include the following:

    • Test for the GED or work in a state-of-the-art high school diploma lab
    • Earn work credentials, including WIN, WorkKeys, Praxis, and many Pearson-Vue tests
    • Gain help with resume writing and interviewing skills
    • Engage in career and college counseling services
    • Network with other community partners such as SC Works, SC Vocational Rehabilitation, and Commission for the Blind
    • Receive teacher-directed instruction and one-on-one tutoring
    • Enjoy small class sizes and a self-paced curriculum
    • Qualify to place into Fast Track classes
    • Take advantage of flexible class schedules
    • Access education in a central location
    • Ride PDRTA, free-of-charge
    • Use your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop interactive to supplement classroom learning
    • Avail yourself of free child care (ages 6 weeks to 4 years), and other support with parenting, while learning

    Adult education staff can also help organizations and their staff to build capacity to improve communicative and collaborative practices.

    For further information:

    Dr. Carol Hill, Director     cchill@fsd1.org      843.758.6411