Montana LINCS Update

2/13/11

Greetings from Montana LINCS

 

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Go to the Email Archives in the upper left-hand corner on the home page at http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/index.htm

 

 

Valentine’s Day

 

Time to LOVE Montana ABLE!

 

Needing more information about Montana ABLE? 

 

1.   Montana ABLE Facts and Statistics

 

Click here http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/facts2.htm to view current facts and statistics about Montana ABLE.

 

NUMBERS

The twenty (20) Montana Adult Basic and Literacy and GED programs throughout Montana serve approximately 5,000 to 6,000 Montana citizens per year from the ages of 16 and up.

 

AGES

Approximately 1,500 are between 16-18 years of age and 4,500 adults are over the age of 18. 

 

HOURS

Approximately 260,000 classroom hours are provided per year.

 

RESULTS

Approximately 955 adults obtain their GED per year.

Approximately 200 immigrants take English as Second Language instruction per year.

 

Cost

Approximate expenditure of state dollars per student:  $87!!!

 

Final cost of Montana ABLE:  PRICELESS!

 

 

 

Students attend ABE programs in order to do the following:

·       improve literacy skills

·       prepare for the GED

·       retool for the workplace

·       prepare for college

 

 

2.   Montana ABLE State of the State Update:  Conference Call on 2/15 from 3 to 4

 

In Helena – Call 444-7946, 4727.

Out of Helena - Call 1-888-556-4635, 4727.

 

3.   Montana ABLE Student and Program Highlights

 

Click here http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/student_highlights.htm  to view highlights about Montana ABLE students and programs.  Do you have anything new to share?  Click here to send it to MTLINCS!!!

 

Click here http://www.bpstech.us/docs/Newsletter_Oct10.pdf  to read student writing about the value of education!

                                                                                    

  

P.S.  Remember -- if you are having trouble with the links in this email, go to the Email Archives at the top of the MTLINCS homepage at http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/ .  Also if you no longer wish to receive this mailing, please let me know!  Thanks!

 

Norene Peterson
Adult Education Center
415 N. 30th
Billings, MT 59101

norenehp@bresnan.net