Adult ed at Calhoun receives $875,000
By Bayne Hughes
Calhoun Community College received $875,000 for adult education at Thursday’s state Board of Education meeting.
The college got $500,000 for construction and renovations of the program’s facilities at Calhoun’s Huntsville campus.
The college uses a portion of the old Chrysler building at Research Park. Calhoun President Marilyn Beck said the money will allow the college to use more of the building.
A series of $75,000 grants will fund:
Adult education reading materials for 14 area libraries.
Classes at area Episcopal churches for low-level students to non-readers who need additional instruction to prepare them for the General Education Diploma.
Advertising and marketing.
A program to move students better prepared to earn their GED quickly through adult education and into work-force training.
Critical needs grant for adult education at Limestone Correctional Facility.
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