Adult Education 2021
Posted On: 02/16/21
Kankakee Community College’s Department of Adult and Community Education offers classes for area adults who are ready to complete grade school or high school requirements.
KCC is the largest provider of precollege and remedial services in the Kankakee and Iroquois county area.
“There are no costs to enroll, or for books,” said Margaret Wolf, director of adult and community education at KCC. “These programs are open to anyone age 17 and older who is no longer attending high school. They also are for adults who do not speak English as their first language and want to improve their English to obtain employment, or improve employment opportunities.”
“Most jobs require a high school diploma or GED,” said Gregg Beglau, coordinator of GED programs at KCC. “The pay bump for those with a GED is significant, because people with a high school equivalency earn about 30 percent more than those without a high school diploma. Plus, it opens doors to further education and even more opportunities.”
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for those with a high school diploma or equivalent is also lower than it is for people with no high school degree.
Basic literacy and English as a Second Language courses are also offered at KCC. Literacy programs are held at numerous sites where a tutor and student meet at times convenient to both.
For information on all Adult Education programs at KCC, visit adulted.kcc.edu or phone 815-802-8300.
Editor’s note: The attached charts are from https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2020/data-on-display/education-pays.htm