LCCC gets additional $90,000 for adult learner programs

By Mark Guydish - [email protected]

NANTICOKE — Luzerne County Community College nabbed an additional $90,000 in state grant money to help expand the school’s adult learning program.

The state announced a total of $22 million awarded through the Adult Basic Education Grant Program, with $788,405 going to the Adult Learners Training and Assistance, or ALTA program run at LCCC. Kim Gavlick from the ALTA program said most of that is the same as what the college got last year. “It allows us to continue services we’ve provided for the last 30 years.”

But that there is an additional $90,000 that can help pay for the equivalent of 12 more students. It doesn’t mean the money will specifically aid 12 new students, she added. It likely will translate into an increased number of hours we’re serving students.”

“We will probably look to increase offerings in the Hazleton Area for English as a Second Language programs,” Gavlick said.

The program has helped 618 students the current year, from July 2017 through this month, Gavlick said.

LCCC was the only Luzerne County grant recipient. Marywood University in Scranton also received a grant, totaling $318,651.

By Mark Guydish

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Reach Mark Guydish at 570-991-6112 or on Twitter @TLMarkGuydish

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