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Adult Learnersí Training and Assistance Program (ALTA)


Since 1987, the Adult Learnersí Training and Assistance Program (ALTA) has existed to enhance the basic skills of adult learners. Our mission is to offer educational programs that are accessible and flexible in delivery. The ALTA Program fosters values for lifelong learning, respect for diversity, and development of students as contributing members of society. Educational goals are set by individual learners and are defined by the adult learnerís perceived roles as workers, family members, and community members.


 Adult Basic Education Skills

Goal:
To offer FREE instruction to adults who are looking to improve their basic reading, writing, and math skills. To provide valuable skills needed to succeed at work or in college!

Participants:
Any eligible adult who is at least 16 years of age, is a resident of Pennsylvania, is not currently enrolled in a public or private secondary or post secondary institution -- or has completed a high school diploma but is in need of basic skills instruction.

 Adult Secondary Education

Goal:
To offer FREE instruction to adults who are looking to obtain valuable skills needed to succeed at work or in college!

Participants:
Any eligible adult who is at least 16 years of age, is a resident of Pennsylvania, is not currently enrolled in a public or private secondary or post secondary institution -- or has completed a high school diploma but is in need of basic skills instruction.

Contact Kimberly Gavlick at kgavlick@luzerne.edu or 1-800-377-5222 ext. 7325 for more information.


 English as a Secondary Language

Goal:
To offer FREE instruction to adults who are looking to increase fluency in the English language. To develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and study for US citizenship!

Participants:
Any eligible adult who is at least 16 years of age, is a resident of Pennsylvania, is not currently enrolled in a public or private secondary or post secondary institution -- or has completed a high school diploma but is in need of basic skills instruction.

Contact Eileen Kane at ekane@luzerne.edu or 1-800-377-5222 ext. 7325 for more information.


 Family Literacy

Goal:
To provide FREE services to adults and their families who are in need of improving their education and parenting skills.

Participants:
Parents who are need of either obtaining a GED or increasing their basic reading, writing, and math skills and who have children between the ages of Birth and Third grade.

Contact Debra Trulock at dtrulock@luzerne.edu or 1-800-377-5222 ext. 7325 for more information.


 General Educational Development Diploma

Goal:
To offer FREE instruction to adults who are looking to obtain a General Educational Development diploma.

Participants:
Any eligible adult who is at least 16 years of age, is a resident of Pennsylvania, is not currently enrolled in a public or private secondary or post secondary institution -- or has completed a high school diploma but is in need of basic skills instruction.

What You Need To Know abouot the GED Tests:

  • The General Educational Development (GED) Testing Service is the agency that develops and distributes the GED test. There are currently 5 tests: Reading, Writing, Social Studies, Science, and Math. The Writing test includes an Essay on a topic assigned at the test. Each State sets the scores necessary for passing the test and issues the GED certificate to successful test takers. One in seven diplomas in the United States is a GED diploma.
  • The ALTA Program administers the Official GED Practice test. Click here for LCCC's Official GED Test Center site
  • If you do not live in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, check here for testing centers in other Pennsylvania counties. Or, check here to find a testing center in other states.

Contact Kimberly Gavlick at kgavlick@luzerne.edu or 1-800-377-5222 ext. 7325 for more information.


 Workplace Literacy - Pennsylvania Workforce Improvement Network (PAWIN)

Goal:
To customize and deliver foundation skills training within contextualized learning settings. To help adult basic education providers develop a centralized, market driven system of foundation skills services for employers and incumbent workers.

Contact Peg Rood at prood@luzerne.edu or 1-800-377-5222 ext. 7325 for more information.


 Distance Education

Goal:
To offer FREE adult education services to adults who can not attend regular face to face classes.

Participants:
Any eligible adult who is at least 16 years of age, is a resident of Pennsylvania, is not currently enrolled in a public or private secondary or post secondary institution -- or has completed a high school diploma but is in need of basic skills instruction. If using the internet piece of the Distance Education curriculum, participants should have access to a computer with internet access and have basic computer skills.

Program Summary:
The purpose of this program is to help adult learners work outside of the classroom on a series of books, videos, and computer lessons designed to help the adult learner reach their educational or workplace goals.

Contact Kimberly Gavlick at kgavlick@luzerne.edu or 1-800-377-5222 ext. 7325 for more information.


The ALTA Program is funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) and the Workforce Investment Act.