May 5, 2014

Washington, PA — Community Action Southwest’s (CAS) Adult Education Program designed to assist residents age 17 or older to obtain their GED and/or increase their learning skills in order to secure employment or attend a trade school or college has expanded its schedule in Carmichaels.

Effective immediately, classes are now offered each Tuesday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and also on Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. in a classroom at the Carmichaels Senior Center located at 100 Nemacolin Road in Carmichaels.

Upon enrollment and orientation, Pennsylvania-Certified Instructors work with students to determine the appropriate level of classes they will attend in addition to establishing their weekly class schedule.

Students enrolled in the CAS Program are also partnered with a trained case manager who will work with them on job development and trade school or college enrollment procedures. With the help of their case manager, students are able to explore their career options and overcome their barriers while being connected to some of the area’s largest employers and postsecondary schools.

In addition to the Carmichaels site, a full schedule of classes is in-place in Washington and Greene Counties. Classes are taught every Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week at the Greene, Mon Valley and Washington PA CareerLink sites.

Additionally, CAS also offers classes at its Burgettstown and Washington offices on Tuesday afternoons and on Thursdays in Washington until 7 p.m. each week.

CAS’ Adult Education Program is part of the agency’s Community Action WORKS initiative designed to serve its clients in a comprehensive fashion. Addressing adult education, employability, skills, housing and asset development, while creating opportunities and providing support for economic independence is the framework in which client success is realized.

For additional information or to register for classes, please call 1.877.814.0788 ext. 539.