Wells Fargo has awarded a $10,000 grant to the School of Lifelong Learning’s Continuing Education Learning Center (CELC). The mission of CELC is to make a significant impact on the education performance of adults in the workforce by creating a positive economic effect in the greater Jackson area. In doing so, the CELC aims to increase adult literacy and help with General Education Development (GED) credential attainment.
Additionally, the Learning Center provides self-paced, individualized, computer-based instruction on an on-going basis. The CELC along with the School of Lifelong Learning academic and non-academic credit units act in concert, to provide substantive development programs for e-City and other community development projects in literacy, workforce, and health.
The interim director for the School of Lifelong Learning, Dr. Carlos Wilson says, “We are grateful to Wells Fargo and its foundation for the work that they are doing to improve the lives of our communities in need. It is immensely gratifying that they have chosen to invest in our Center’s mission.”
The funding awarded by Wells Fargo will assist students with testing fees, provide professional development opportunities for JSU staff and instructional materials for the CELC programs.
The Continuing Education Learning Center consists of the following programs:
- General Education Development and Basic Skills Training
- Parenting Skills
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
“Our Center has been largely supported by external funding since its inception,” says Wilson. “And since Wells Fargo supports communities and educational programs like ours, Marquita Shelby, ABE/GED instructor, and I decided to apply for funding.”
He continued, “This Fortune 500 company has afforded opportunities for students and the community around our center. That was our impetus for seeking this grant, and we are thankful and thrilled to be chosen as a recipient.”
For additional information regarding the Continuing Education Learning Center, click here.