Glen Oaks board hears alternative and adult ed options

Alternative and adult education at Glen Oaks Community College was at the center of last week’s Glen Oaks Community College board meeting.

Chuck Frisbie, director of institutional innovation, shared statistics about alternative education in Centreville. Last year, the district brought alternative education classes to the college and saw a jump in average credits earned from 1.1 in 2016 to 5.95 in 2017.

The number of Centreville students participating in the alternative education program at the college will increase from 14 to 21 in 2018-19.

Meanwhile, something new at the college for 2018-19 will be adult education. The goal is for Sturgis and Three Rivers to consolidate the program into one, Frisbie said.

Training and certifications provided would be in welding, machining, medical occupations and manufacturing.

Glen Oaks will provide the instructor; Sturgis and Three Rivers will provide two bilingual aides and two teachers.

The program is slated to begin Sept. 17.

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