Christina Adult Education Program
JANUARY 2021 NEWSLETTER
Monthly, we release a newsletter highlighting our staff and student achievements. The newsletter provides general information and updates about each of our sites. Additional information such as registration information, college and career resources, site locations, etc. can be found on our website at www.christinaadultprograms.com.
UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER:
- 4 Career Expo
- 15 No Classes (President's Day)
CHRISTINA EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (CEEC)
LOOK WHAT'S HAPPENING AT CEEC!
Nadia Kistas from Morocco has obtained her citizenship! Nadia stated, "I put all my effort into the project and passed the Naturalization test in November. On January 11 in Philadelphia I was sworn in and received my certificate as a Naturalized Citizen. There were at least 20-30 others in my group. Because of COVID there was no party, but I will always remember this day. My heart was flying!”
A huge CONGRATULATIONS goes out to you Nadia! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of this amazing accomplishment.
CLAYMONT COMMUNITY CENTER (CCC)
VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE
Obtain information on our GED, ESL, and Adult Basic Education programs at the Claymont Community Center. Sessions are held every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Registration is required. Our second session this month is scheduled for January 21, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. Please click on the link below to register!
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
HUDSON STATE SERVICE CENTER
The Hudson Site would like to extend a warm welcome to Carmai Williams and Amrit Kaur. Both students enrolled in the GED® program earlier this month. Carmai has been a wonderful addition to the class and is off to a great start. She is studying and working hard towards taking the GED® Pre-Test in RLA. In addition, Amrit has shown much improvement in her technology skills since enrolling. Both students have perfect attendance thus far!
HUDSON SHINNING STAR
Jehan Muharam 1/19/21
Passed Civic Test
INSTRUCTION IN ACTION
As the Hudson students watched the 2021 Virtual Presidential Inauguration for President Joseph R. Biden on January 20, they quickly discovered that our social studies lessons directly tied them to our nation's history. Students discussed former and past presidents who attended the inauguration including George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. Lessons also allowed them to respectfully discuss and write about current political issues including racism, policing, COVID-19 vaccine, and the importance of integrity, peaceful demonstrations and equality that is needed in order to keep our nation going forward.
Students agreed that this was the best presidential Inauguration because it kept Americans safe and for some, this was the first time ever witnessing a new President being sworn in. History was made yet again with our first Black Vice-President Kamala Harris.
For Hudson, the Pledge of Allegiance and Star-Spangled Banner came to life and now our Civics Unit Lessons are symbols and reminders of our democratic duty which is why we hold America so dear as our country of patriotic freedom.
Go, Hudson, Go!
FAMILY LITERACY PROGRAM (STUBBS EARLY EDUCATION CENTER)
This month, the Family Literacy Program began a new series of Financial Literacy Workshops led by Ms. Janet Clarke-Peterkin. Ms. Peterkin works at the Stubbs Dual Generation Center as a STAND BY ME coach. She meets with clients individually to develop financial goals and healthy financial habits. On January 27, she facilitated a ZOOM meeting to introduce Family Literacy students to the program. Over the next few months, Ms. Peterkin will be leading various online workshops such as budgeting and credit reconciliation.
HYBRID LEARNING HAS BEGUN!
On January 21, 2021 we held our first hybrid learning class for all of our scheduled programs (ESL, ABE, Groves, and Groves In-School). Students participated both virtually and face-to-face. It was great to see Glasgow Adult Education staff and students! Check out some of the pictures that were taken below!
The hybrid schedule has been attached below. If you are interested in attending, come join as every Monday and Thursday at your current scheduled class time. I look forward to seeing you soon!
INTERESTED IN ENROLLING AT GLASGOW?
Virtual classes (Groves, ESL, ABE, and Groves Alternative In-School Program) are being held at Glasgow High School. Register TODAY! Registration information can be found on our website at www.christinaadultprograms.com. A registration packet can be found below. Invest now in your future, the outcomes are endless!
NEW CASTLE COUNTY LEARNING CENTER (NCCLC)
NEW CASTLE COUNTY LEARNING CENTER SHINING STARS
Since the pandemic began, a core group of devoted NCCLC students has continued to push forward with their quest to earn their GED® credentials. The grit and determination our students have shown as we’ve all been thrown into this brave new world of virtual learning, is nothing short of amazing.
Whether its attempting an on-line proctored “at home” GED® Test, wrestling with unreliable internet and technology, or bravely reaching out to a teacher for extra support with a tricky math or reading concept, our students have shown their resilience and fortitude.
Over these past “pandemic months,” we’ve had four ambitious students study and pass one, two, or all four of their tests to complete their GED®. Pictured above is one of our recent graduate, Jasmine. We applaud Jasmine for modeling the importance of education for her three children!
GED® Credentials Earned
January Test Passers:
- Chris: Social Studies
- Pat: Language Arts
- Victoria: Science
December Test Passers:
- Ian: Language Arts
- Irene: Social Studies
- Chris: Language Arts
- Amber: Science
- Ian: Social Studies
November Test Passers:
- Irene: Language Arts
- Victoria: Language Arts
- Jasmine: Science
October Test Passers:
- Letitia Social Studies
- Tyaire: Language Arts
August Test Passers:
- Patrick: Social Studies
- Joseph: Language Arts
- Patrick: Science
- Joseph: Math
July Test Passers:
- Jane: Science
- Jane: Social Studies
- Jane: Language Arts
- Becca: Math
- Jane: Math
NCCLC GED® Testing Center
“WE’VE GOT TESTERS!” Since re-opening our testing center on October 28, we continue to have a growing number of test candidates scheduling their GED® tests.
The COVID-19 safety protocols we’ve put in place have proven so far to be successful in allowing testing candidates to continue moving forward with their GED® studies during this time.
We’re proud to partner with Pearson Vue to offer a safe testing environment and be part of each of these motivated students’ GED® journey! Go to GED.com to schedule your test today!
COLLEGE AND CAREER CORNER
TRAIN FOR A NEW CAREER - APPLY TODAY!
L.O.G.I.C. (Logistics, Operations, General Warehousing and Inventory Control) is the warehousing and logistics training arm of Delaware Food Works, a workforce development initiative of the Food Bank of Delaware!
The next class begins March 22, 2021. Due to COVID-19, the class will meet remotely and in a small in-person group setting. Students must be available Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for the training. Click HERE to apply today.
What is L.O.G.I.C.?
L.O.G.I.C. is an 11-week training program, certified as a trade school by the Delaware Department of Education, that prepares students for careers in the warehousing/logistics industry. Students will train in the warehouse of the Food Bank of Delaware in Newark. Students will learn to use major equipment like end riders, lift trucks, order pickers and pallet jacks.
- The warehousing industry is booming and pays well
- Employers are in need of well-trained, job-ready employees
- Student scholarships are available
Students have the opportunity to receive:
- OSHA-10 General Industry Certificate
- Forklift Certification
What are the enrollment requirements?
In general, students must be 18 years or older. You must have the physical abilities to work full-time and demonstrate the willingness and desire to complete the program.
Questions? Contact Lisa Grinnage, Workforce Training Program Manager, at (302) 444-8076 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Look at our Curriculum:
Week 1: Introduction to Warehousing and Logistics
Week 2: Receiving
Week 3: Storing and Restocking
Week 4: Picking, Packing and Quality Control
Week 5: Loading and Shipping
Week 6: Inventory Control
Week 7: Introduction to Transportation
Week 8: Customer Service
Week 9: Customer Service
Weeks 10-11: Work Experience
Looking for Employment and/or Training?
Wonder Works will be conducting virtual orientations through ZOOM every Wednesday at 10 am. Click below for more information.
Interested in ESL classes and Career Training?
IT WORKS - TECH IMPACT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The ITWorks tech training program is now accepting applications for our Spring 2021 semester. Technology jobs are in demand and now is a great time for young adults to get the training and certifications they need to enter the tech workforce.
ITWorks students receive 11 weeks of technical training, plus a 5-week, hands-on internship with a local corporation or non-profit. Throughout the program, students also receive professional development training with volunteers from local corporations like Accenture, WSFS Bank, Barclays, Oracle, SAP and more. After graduation, our alumni land jobs with companies like CHOP, PNC Bank, Independence Blue Cross and more. Watch success stories from our alumni.
- Must be 18-26 years old
- Must have a high school diploma or GED®
- Do not have a 4-year college degree
- Interested in a career in technology
The Spring semester will entirely virtual and will begin on March 1, 2021. Laptops for remote learning will be provided.
To find out more, please join our Virtual Info Session on Wednesday, January 13 at 12 pm. Register here: https://bit.ly/38UmugZ
It Works is dedicated to educating young adults and preparing them to enter the workforce as IT professionals.