First Adult Education Graduation Held for Davidson County

2021-08-13T07:51:17-05:00February 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, [...]

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

2021-08-13T07:51:45-05:00August 12th, 2016|Adult Education|

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. HiSET, GED and TASC scores are mobile, meaning they can be used for employment and college applications throughout the United States. Test takers now have a choice as to what test they choose to take based on various categories such as price or whether the test is available in paper- and/or computer-delivered formats. HiSET is now the [...]

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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