Sussex Tech Adult Education
- Post: 12 June 2012
- In: News
Delaware State Legislators were guests of adult education students from throughout the state at a recent covered-dish dinner in Dover. Legislators were able to listen to student speakers who addressed the group and told their personal stories and shared their successes as a result of adult education programs. Students and staff from the James H. Groves Adult High School at Sussex Tech Adult Division attended the dinner.
Attending the State Legislators Dinner were, left to right: Becky King of Georgetown, instructor; Andy Sullivan of Ridgely, Md., student; Esmeralda Ochoa of Georgetown, student; Manon Smalley of Seaford, Groves graduate; State Representative Ruth Briggs King of Georgetown; State Representative Dave Wilson of Bridgeville; Latasha Fooks of Bridgeville, Groves graduate; State Representative Harvey Kenton of Milford; State Representative Gerald Hocker of Ocean View; and Terri Corder of Greenwood, Groves principal.
- Post: 22 May 2012
- In: News
The partnership between the Seaford School District and Sussex Technical School District's Adult Education Division is honored with an award.
Sussex Technical School District’s Adult Education Division and Seaford School District were recently recognized for Outstanding Achievement and Service for their partnership. Lieutenant Governor Matt Denn, on behalf of the Interagency Council on Adult Literacy, presented the award on Friday, April 13.
The Sussex Tech Adult Division offers classes in a number of areas, including English as a Second Language (ESL) and Family Literacy, serving over 3,000 adults. It has partnerships with a large number of organizations, local businesses and school districts and offers programs throughout Sussex County.
One of those partnerships with the Seaford School District was awarded the Outstanding Program by the Council on Adult Literacy. Their partnership has evolved and expanded since beginning in 2001. Where there is a need in the community, the two school districts have worked together to serve the citizens of the community. Their partnership has affected all age groups – adults in the Adult Basics Education and James H. Groves Adult High School programs; high schoolers in the Seaford High School and the In-School Credit program; and ESL adults and children in the Family Literacy program. The two districts collaborate, rather than compete, and the community and its citizens win.
For more information about classes offered by the Sussex Tech Adult Education Division, call 302-856-9035.
- Post: 09 May 2012
- In: News
Sussex Tech Adult Division recently held its annual Apprenticeship Graduation for industrial trades students. Several graduates received their journeyperson’s papers.
Left to right are, front row – Joseph Baker of Hurlock Md., electrical; Michael Waters of Seaford, electrical; and Matthew Collins of Delmar, Md., electrical; back row – Michael Boroi of Millsboro, electrical, Jesse Gerhard of Ellendale, HVAC R, and Jacques Bowe of Frederica, electrical.
- Post: 07 May 2012
- In: News
Sussex Tech Adult Division, in partnership with The Way Home, Inc., has received a grant of $7,605 from the Financial Literacy Education Fund of the State of Delaware to teach financial literacy skills to pre-release inmates at Sussex Correctional Institute. Sussex Tech Adult Division staff will teach the 12-week Financial Peace University curriculum. The Way Home, Inc. will identify inmates who are within one year of being released who will participate in the program.
According to statistics, 35.5 percent of released inmates are re-arrested for a money-related offense. By completing this course, participants will gain the basic financial tools for living self-sufficiently. The curriculum teaches savings and the elimination of all debt other than a mortgage. The goal of this curriculum is to give participants “peace” regarding their finances through behavior changes that eliminate the use of credit and being in debt.
Since 1969, the Sussex Tech Adult Division has offered adult education courses to the Sussex County community. The Way Home Program provides transitional services to inmates being released from prison.