LCSC receives grant for new adult learner initiative

LCSC receives grant for new adult learner initiative

Lewis-Clark State College is launching a new adult learner initiative, thanks to a $35,000 grant from the Idaho Workforce Development Council.

The grant will be used to help LCSC launch its new Adult Learner program and to market its many facets.

” We are honored to have been selected as a grant recipient and excited about the programming we’ll be able to develop as a result,” said LCSC Vice President for Student Affairs Andy Hanson. “LCSC’s commitment to adult learners is as strong as ever and it is with great enthusiasm that we continue to identify ways we can widen access to higher education for adults.”

While new adult learner-focused programs have been developed and more are in the works, a centerpiece of LCSC’s new initiative is to expand, streamline, and better communicate the many resources that already exist for non-traditional students. These resources at LCSC include expanded online class offerings, including 30 programs offered fully online; new night and weekend classes; a revamped Prior Learning Assessment program; and scholarship opportunities.

All of the efforts are expected to be of particular benefit to individuals who have previously taken college courses but did not finish their degree or certificate.

LCSC officials say that an Adult Learner program website, presenting a full menu of services and resources, is being developed and is expected to be online later this spring.

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