Fletcher Student Chosen Student of the Year by Louisiana Association for Public, Community, and Adult Education
Schriever – Fletcher Technical Community College proudly announces that Micheal Jones, a WorkReady- U student, was chosen as the Student of the Year by Louisiana Association for Public, Community, and Adult Education (LAPCAE). Micheal was nominated by Fletcher’s WorkReady-U (Adult Education Program) faculty and staff. He will receive $100, free registration to attend the upcoming LAPCAE conference, and will be honored during the awards luncheon on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza in Baton Rouge.
As a WorkReady-U student, Micheal received a 5 for 6 scholarship and was concurrently enrolled in electrical program while earning his high school equivalency diploma. He has successfully passed the Reading, Language, and Science parts of the HiSET – formerly the GED®. In the electrical program, he has received certifications from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) in: Core Curriculum, Construction Site Safety One and Core Curriculum: Introductory Craft Skills. Micheal Jones is expected to complete his high school equivalency diploma and the Electrician program by this fall 2018.
In describing himself and his hopes for the future, Michael stated, “My goal in life is to make a 360 degree turn around in my life for the better so that I can help others achieve goals in life. Staying focused on education and my electrical trade is the key for my success. I plan on reaching other goals in life after this, such as enrolling in the HVAC and CDL (truck driving) school.”
For More Information about Fletcher’s Adult Education Program, please contact Gina Naquin, WorkReady-U Coordinator at 985-448-5925 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
WorkReady- U provides services for individuals seeking to obtain their High School Equivalency Diploma (HiSET, formerly the GED®), and transition to various college and career pathways.
5 for 6 Scholarship covers tuition and fee charges for six credit hours of qualified coursework at community colleges in Louisiana. The scholarship serves students currently enrolled in adult basic education programs or WorkReady-U. Students are eligible if they do not have a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma and must be willing to be concurrently enrolled in a WorkReady-U and technical program. The Louisiana Community and Technical College System started the statewide scholarship to build the bridge between completing an adult education program and completing the first six credit hours of community college to qualify for Ability-to-Benefit funding. Because of the scholarship, community colleges are helping students obtain high school credentials, advancing them to credit-bearing postsecondary coursework, and giving them the chance to earn degrees and the potential to take on lucrative careers.