October 15, 2009 – Wakefield, RI – The Education Exchange, a non-profit provider of adult education and job skills training programs throughout southern Rhode Island, has announced that an …
October 15, 2009 – Wakefield, RI – The Education Exchange, a non-profit provider of adult education and job skills training programs throughout southern Rhode Island, has announced that an on-site Learning Lab will be available to all Education Exchange students as of Tuesday, October 20, 2009. The Lab will be open throughout the Fall Semester, on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons from 1:30-4:30PM.
For students who did not register for the Fall Semester, the on-site Learning Lab offers an opportunity to enter the Education Exchange program prior to the start of a new semester in January. The Learning Lab will also supplement classroom training for current students by providing access to computers and software designed for the adult learner, workbooks for GED preparation, and hands-on learning tools. Because a substantial number of Education Exchange students do not have access to home computers and/or reliable Internet access, computer access is an important component of the Learning Lab, enhancing student outcomes in basic education skills and increasing students’ capability and comfort with computers.
In addition to the educational tools available in the Learning Lab, a professional teacher and trained tutors will facilitate learning through individual guidance and counseling. This individual attention, combined with increased time on task, will help improve students’ success rates on the GED tests, enhance performance on educational and workplace tasks beyond the classroom, and advance computer literacy for all students.
The core of the Education Exchange program is adult literacy, GED preparation and testing, and classes for English Language Learners. To meet the evolving needs of workers and businesses, the Education Exchange also offers computer classes, Microsoft Certification, and job skills training programs. For more information about the Education Exchange and its programs, please visit www.EducationExchangeRI.org, call 401-783-0293, or send email to info@EducationExchangeRI.org.
About the Education Exchange
For thirty years, the Education Exchange has provided instruction, resources, and information to help adult students with diverse backgrounds and skill levels achieve greater success in the workplace, post-secondary education and training, and their daily lives. Classes, seminars, and workforce training opportunities available at the Education Exchange help students improve their lives and achieve their goals in the classroom, the workplace, and the community. More information is available online at www.EducationExchangeRI.org or by calling 401-783-0293.