The Adult Education Programs at the UAM Colleges of Technology in Crossett (UAM-CTC) and McGehee (UAM-CTM), in partnership with the National Coalition for Literacy (NCL), are celebrating National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week September 10-16.

The adult education programs at both campuses will be promoting their free resources and services available for adults learners to recognize this national celebration of adult education and family literacy programs and the achievements of adult literacy students.

UAM-CTC has learning centers open year-round in Crossett, North Crossett, and Hamburg. The UAM-CTM has a comprehensive adult learning program at the main campus in McGehee and recently began administration of the Dumas/Desha County Adult Education Program.  Day and night classes, as well as distance education classes, are available.  Specific schedule information is available from each site.

The UAM Colleges of Technology in Crossett and McGehee are working to improve literacy rates, particularly in Ashley and Desha Counties. Adult education and family literacy programs serve adult students who need to improve their basic literacy and math skills, improve their oral and written English, obtain a high school equivalence degree (the Arkansas High School Diploma), and prepare for community college or occupational training.

During National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, the National Coalition for Literacy will recognize individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to adult education this year at its Annual Literacy Leadership Award celebration in Washington DC.  In Arkansas, Governor Mike Beebe is scheduled to issue a proclamation for the Adult Education and Family Literacy Week September 27.

For more information about adult education services in Ashley and Desha Counties, please call Janie Carter at the Crossett campus at (870) 364-6414 or Dorissa Kaufman at the McGehee campus at (870) 222-5256.