WTC receives grant for adult education


Western Technology Center recently was awarded the Adult Education Family Literacy Act grant by the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, Adult Education Division.

This grant is part of Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The grant covers five counties with the purpose of the program being to help adults become literate, obtain the knowledge and skills to become employed or obtain the skills to further the economic opportunities of their families.

Under the name of Western Technology Regional Adult Learning Center, classes will take place at WTC’s Burns Flat campus, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday, WTC’s Hobart Campus, 1- 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, WTC’s Weatherford Campus, 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., Monday-Wednesday, Clinton Public Library’s English as a Second Language class, 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday. and Adult Basic Education Classes 5-7 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to noon, 1-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, The Promise Center in Elk City 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Thursdays.

These classes will serve students from Roger Mills, Beckham, Custer, Washita and Kiowa counties. The grant provides four teachers and a counselor/director. Those include: MG Brown in Clinton; Darrel Greene in Clinton and Hobart; Janis Kincaid in Elk City; Lynda Richert in Weatherford and Clinton; and Sheryl Ponce serving as the counselor/director.

Classes will include basic adult literacy, high school equivalency preparation, formerly known as GED prep, English as a Second Language classes, and classes for those who want to brush up on their skills.

As students’ progress, they will have the opportunity to enter either full-time WTC programs or the adult short-term programs.

For more information contact Sheryl Ponce (580) 821- 2634) or Darrel Greene (580) 562-3181, ext. 197).