CCC Adult Education program receives $1.3 million grant

Flagstaff, Ariz. (Aug. 28, 2017) - The Coconino Community College Adult Education program received a three-year grant worth over $1.3 million from the State of Arizona Department of Education.

 

“It means we’re alive, and we get to keep doing what we’re doing and more,” said Greg Cross, CCC Adult Education Program Director. “We are well positioned to make a difference in peoples’ lives in Coconino County. We can do that by increasing basic literacy levels and connecting people with jobs and higher education through exemplary adult education services.”

 

The grant, funding for which comes from the state and the federal government, allocates CCC $443,046 a year each of the three years. The funding is projected to serve approximately 275 students across the county. It represents an 18 percent increase in funding overall from the previous year and a 52 percent increase over annual base funding for adult education.

 

CCC has Adult Education sites in Flagstaff, Page and Tuba City, and all sites offer Adult Basic and Secondary Education. The Flagstaff site at Fourth Street also offers an English Language Acquisition for Adults program. The funding will also support two Integrated Education and Training programs in Flagstaff, which offer skills training to qualified students enrolled in the ABE and ELAA programs. The fall sessions offer certification in Computer Information Systems. The spring sessions offer certification in Apartment Maintenance Technicians.

 

For more information about the CCC Adult Education program and how to apply, visit https://www.coconino.edu/adult-education.

 

About Coconino Community College

Student success is the heart and purpose of Coconino Community College. CCC provides affordable tuition and a wide variety of certificates and degrees including career/technical programs with more than 50 certificate programs and two-year associate degrees in various fields including nursing, fire science, law enforcement and business. The award-winning CCC2NAU program provides an innovative way to smooth a student's path toward a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University with tailored advisement and institutional collaboration, including access to amenities at NAU.

 

Since 1991, CCC has served residents across 18,000 square miles of Coconino County. CCC has helped create the region's skilled workforce, which is improving overall health, safety and the economy in the region. Today, CCC serves more than 7,500 students per year with two campuses in Flagstaff.

 

CCC reaches out to the more rural portions of the County including Williams, the Grand Canyon/Tusayan, Page/Lake Powell, Fredonia, Tuba City and other remote areas on the Navajo, Hopi and Supai Tribal Lands. Instructional sites offer classes through online, in-person and Interactive Television classes to meet the needs of students in these rural and remote areas. Nearly 20 percent of CCC's students are Native American learners.

 

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Date
Monday, 28th August 2017
 
 

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