Oakton Community College receives literacy grant
SKOKIE – Oakton Community College was awarded $1.46 million from the Illinois Community College Board of adult education and family literacy allocations. In addition, the Illinois Secretary of State granted the college $73,000 for adult volunteer literacy.
The funds from the board will help provide education opportunities for adult students in English as a second language, literacy, family literacy, GED, evening high school and citizenship education classes.
The additional grant from the secretary of state will assure the continuation of the Volunteer Teaching Adults program, which aims to asset those who seek to enhance their English speaking, reading and writing skills.
Both grants will be administered by the Associate Vice President for Continuing Education, Training and Workforce Development, Merrill Irving Jr.
"These grants will assist Oakton in its efforts to educate the community at large," said Irving Jr. in a recent press release. "Our goal is to act as an agent of opportunity through the variety of programs we offer at the college. "
Each grant is for the period of July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. For more information on the grants, or OCC, call 847-635-1810.