The Lewis County Adult Learning Center was recently named the 2012 Adult Program of the Year by the West Virginia Adult Education Association, Inc. (WVAEA).
The award, which includes a $500 prize in addition to a framed certificate, was presented at the annual WVAEA Fall Conference at Stonewall Resort on Oct. 23.
In presenting the award, WVAEA President Herb Rothwell congratulated the Lewis County Program for exceeding all federal performance benchmarks while increasing enrollment by 195 percent in program year 2012.
In addition, Rothwell noted that 11 students in the program received their high school equivalency diplomas during the 2012 program year. Rothwell commended the Lewis County program for offering a warm, supportive environment, incorporating the latest technologies, and celebrating student achievement.
Instructor Liz Johnson and instructional assistant Nancy Lappie accepted the award on behalf of the Lewis County Adult Learning Center.
The Lewis County Adult Learning Center offers free GED test preparation classes in addition to training in basic computer skills, career exploration opportunities, college preparation, and more. Classes meet on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Each learning session is approximately four to six weeks long. The next learning session begins on Jan. 2 and will end on Jan. 31.
More information about the Lewis County Adult Learning Center can be obtained by calling 304-269-8300, ext. 137. If there is no answer, leave a message and your call will be returned.