Adult Education

Did you know that you do not “get a GED?”

2022-01-16T16:05:39-06:00January 12th, 2022|Adult Education|

Why Do Employers Ask for a GED? Employers, education administrations and institutions of higher education incorrectly ask whether an applicant has his or her "GED." Having proof of a high school credential is essential for many careers and postsecondary education opportunities. However, the GED is a test – not something earned. What they're really asking for is if you have a high school equivalency diploma. If you dropped out of high school before you graduated, then you can actually earn an equivalent diploma through more than just the GED. Other tests you can take are the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) [...]

Essential Skills That Tennessee Employers Look For

2021-11-03T16:38:01-05:00November 3rd, 2021|Adult Education|

In the Tennessee job market in 2021, more and more “help wanted” signs are going up. Earlier this month alone, there were over 450,000 job postings on and unemployment estimates have dipped to 4.6%. The problem that many employers are running into is getting enough job candidates through the door during their hiring process. Surprisingly, in this day and age, many employers are more willing to consider candidates who do not have the necessary skills. So, even if you’re looking for a new job and you don’t feel qualified, your employer may offer training and certification to help you [...]

First Adult Education Graduation Held for Davidson County

2022-04-01T15:49:37-05:00February 16th, 2017|Adult Education|

I’m not sure how you spent your evening this past Friday, but I must share that mine was simply incredible! My evening was exceptional because I was afforded the opportunity to witness the first graduating adult education class from Davidson County! This was the first official graduation since becoming a contractor with the State. The ceremony, entitled ‘The Best is Yet to Come’, was held at Trevecca Nazarene University located in Nashville. District Director Christina Drones and Assistant District Directors Kathryn Bonecutter and Adam Sones were on hand along with Davidson County instructors and staff. After the official Pomp and Circumstance, [...]

I am an Adult Education Success Story

2016-08-10T10:36:29-05:00August 10th, 2016|Adult Education|

My name is Diana, and I am 26 years old. I am an Adult Education success story. The day I earned my diploma was the best day of my life because once upon a time, I was just another statistic. I was another black sheep who strayed from the flock and was labeled as a failure. I was an outsider looking in who wanted the things that others had, but I felt too damaged to get them. I felt like I did not deserve them. I struggled with these thoughts at a young age because of my upbringing. The people that [...]

Adult Education to Restructure

2021-08-13T10:53:02-05:00February 5th, 2013|Adult Education|

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s Division of Adult Education has decided to restructure the delivery of adult basic education across the state of Tennessee. On January 10th an RFP was released to “move Adult Education forward” in the State by operating in a more efficient manner. Currently the Department awards 87 contracts for AE services across the state. Under the new RFP, only 46 contracts will be award through regional clusters. It is estimated that this change will provide a savings of up to $2 million in duplicative administrative costs. This savings will be utilized to increase student [...]

Coordinating Education with Employer Needs

2021-08-13T10:55:30-05:00July 20th, 2011|Adult Education|

By: Treva Richardson, Human Resources Director In a recent article by Kathy Gurchiek and posted on the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) website, the topic of discussion was the mismatch between the types of skills employers are looking for and the types of candidates that the educational system is producing. Hilda Solis, U.S. Labor Secretary, said that this is one reason that unemployment is so high even as employers claim they are struggling to find workers. There are not as many jobs being created as in the past years. On average there are more than 4.7 people typically applying for [...]


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