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Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 11:32 pm | Updated: 11:36 pm, Wed Aug 13, 2014.

Tucson, AZ –Pima Community College Adult Education recently received $65,273 in grant funds from the City of Tucson for its Bridge to College and Career program.

“This program is designed to assist students with improving their educational skills in reading, math or writing, passing the High School Equivalency exam, receiving job training, obtaining a better job, or transitioning to postsecondary education,” said Regina Suitt, Dean of PCC Adult Education.

Students in the program not only make academic gains, they also become more confident to pursue additional education.

“It’s helped me to understand more about college and the things I need to do to succeed,” said Jennifer Chorsencki, Bridge to College and Career student.

PCC’S Adult Education program has provided High School Equivalency instruction and testing to southern Arizonans for more than 40 years and is the second largest program in the state, serving one in three adult education students in Arizona.  Each year, PCC Adult Education helps nearly 6,000 adult students take important steps toward achieving their goals through Family Literacy, Adult Basic Education, High School Equivalency Test preparation, Civics Education, Refugee Education, and English Language Acquisition for Adults.

PCC’S Adult Education program has twice been recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as one of the 12 Outstanding Adult Education Programs in the nation.  Learn more about the services PCC Adult Education provides https://www.pima.edu/programs-courses/adult-education/index.html" target="_blank">here.

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