Adult Education News

FastForward Champion: Pickens Co. SC Adult Education

While the rest of the country was caught up in the NCAA tournament, KET was busy identifying its own “sweet sixteen”, “final four” and finally a FastForward Champion.  Basketball game wins were not the criteria in this contest but rather FastForward licenses assigned to learners utilizing FastForward to prepare for high school equivalency tests.

Each of the sixteen high-use programs were asked to submit statistics on the number of high school equivalency credentials bestowed to students using FastForward as well as inspirational stories of students.  Pickens Co. Adult Ed centers assisted 74 FastForward students in gaining a high school equivalency certificate in 2018.  They were among adult education programs from all over the U.S. selected to participate in the competition.

“We are very proud of all our FastForward licensees and the work they do to improve opportunities for adult learners in their communities,” said Tonya Crum, Senior Director of Education at Kentucky Educational Television.  “Pickens Co shared stories that are similar to those nationwide about adults who face challenges of childcare, work, transportation and other barriers that prevent them from attending class instruction regularly.  Our FastForward program allows adult learning centers, like Pickens Co., to continue to serve students even as they study at home or wherever they can.  It allows the instructors to stay connected to students and guide their preparation for testing through customized study plans.”

Pickens Co Adult Education Center received a framed award declaring them the FastForward champion as well as free licensing for additional FastForward usage and KET’s new Workplace Essential skills program.  Congratulations to Pickens Co. Adult Education!

Released April 2019