The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) Office of Adult Education in partnership with the West Virginia Adult Education Association, Inc. (WVAEA) is pleased to announce its 2023 student and program awards. The recognitions are a part of the Adult Education Conference at the Charleston Town Center Marriott (Sept. 13-15, 2023).
The WVDE recognized adult learners and programs for exceptional achievement, dedication, performance and outcomes. Students were honored for earning their high school equivalency and industry certifications utilizing resources from West Virginia Adult Education. Programs from around the state were awarded for their enrollment, contact and distance education hours, percentage of measures met, serving those most in need and retention and obtaining industry-recognized credentials.
Some of the awards presented were:
WV Adult Education Program Of The Year (Full & Part-Time)
The WVAEA honors full-time and part-time programs that have excelled in the following areas: enrollment, contact and distance education hours, percentage of measures met, serving those most in need, English as a Foreign Language (EFL) completion and retention and obtaining industry-recognized credentials.
- Clay County, Part-time
- Raleigh County, Full-time
Outstanding Adult Education Performance
This award is presented to those programs that met all of their performance measures by obtaining or exceeding the percentages for each measure in which they had students. Programs must have had students in at least three educational functioning levels.
- Harrison County
- Ohio County
- Clay County
- New Connections
“Adult education provides free and accessible resources for learners looking to gain skills and improve personal and professional outcomes,” said Director of Adult Education Programs Mendy Marshall. “These students can further contribute to their community in many more ways and improve their overall success.”
West Virginia Adult Education programs build pathways to success by assisting adults to acquire and improve functional skills necessary to enhance the quality of their lives as workers, family members and citizens. These programs play an important role in fostering productive employment, effective citizenship, personal and family growth, self-esteem and dignity for adult learners.
To learn more about West Virginia Adult Education programs, please visit the WVDE website or call the hotline at 1-800-642-2670.