The primary goal of the CELC is to make a significant impact on the literacy level of the greater-Jackson area workforce and thereby make a positive impact on the local, state and national economy.
The CELC is an innovative program for the delivery of tutorial/basic skills training; intermediate reading; GED preparation, occupational skills; conflict/anger management; financial management; teen pregnancy; parenting skills and English as a Second Language training to under-educated/underemployed adults 17 years of age and older.
Learners are assessed to determine reading levels and specific individual weaknesses in the content area.
They work at their own pace and follow prescribed individual education programs.
The participants enrolled in this program will be provided the following: (1) 100 hours of Basic and General Education preparation in the five subject areas of the GED Exam: writing, social studies, science, reading, and math.
(2) 50 hours of Workforce and Survival Skills training; self-knowledge; decision-making; labor market awareness; job applications; resume writing; interviewing and job keeping skills and Parenting Skills training.