Eastern Shore programs receive funding for adult education programs

MARYLAND – Three Maryland programs have received more than half a million dollars in combined federal and state funds to help with adult education programs.

Wor-Wic Community College, Somerset County Public Schools and Worcester County Public Schools are among the recipients of the Maryland Department of Labor Awards. Worcester County tells 47 ABC, they will use the funding to pay wages and salaries of staff as well as instructional materials. Officials say Worcester has had this type of program for several decades now and they serve about 150 students each year.

“We help them meet their individualized goals. Some of them come to us knowing what they need to do whether it’s English language acquisition or they want to get their Maryland High School Diploma through GED. Or they come to us sometimes for economic goals, education goals, goals for their family,” says Angela Paris with Worcester County Public Schools.

The county plans to host 17 classes this fiscal year, with 13 being face-to-face and four distance learning. Classes are held throughout the county and we have both morning and evening sessions.

Click here for more information about WCPS Adult Education Registration.

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