Adult learners include those with little education who want to improve their literacy skills to help them transition to college, immigrants who want to learn English, students who have dropped out of school and want to get their secondary credential or take the high school equivalency tests, and adults seeking to improve their employment skills. Skip to main content. You are here Home Our Topics Workforce. Adult Learning. Latest Work 11 Jul
Increase degree attainment by inviting adult learners back to complete their education, providing a redesigned system that offers accelerated courses, year-round enrollment and predictable schedules that fit their busy lives. Give credit for prior learning and experience and additional support to help students navigate the system. The attainment goals set by state and national leaders cannot be met unless significantly more adults and other nontraditional students return to higher education and complete a degree or credential. Unfortunately, these students have been asked to choose between making life-altering sacrifices to attend full time or attending part time with greater long-term costs and a much lower chance of ever graduating. They need a head start through an embedded process that awards college credit for previous learning and a dedicated coach to help them when life gets in the way. Initially, I came back to higher education because of job security. However, I realized my focus on graduating is less about my career and more about setting and achieving an ambitious goal for myself.
Parents who encourage their teens to diet could negatively impact their child's weight-related and emotional health for years to come, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal Pediatrics. The researchers even followed the teens -- who came from diverse racial and socio-economic backgrounds -- as they went on to become parents themselves. Their conclusion? The long-term harm that was a result of parental encouragement to diet as a teen "was transmitted to the next generation. The study encourages that health care providers should work to educate parents about the potential harm associated with encouraging their adolescent child to diet.
Adult Basic Education and English Language Learning programs for domestic students are tuition-free at 18 public post-secondary institutions in British Columbia. School districts also provide tuition-free Adult Education programs. Contact the public post-secondary institution or school district you wish to apply to in order to find out more information about eligibility requirements, course offerings and start dates.