TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) – An adult education program in Tucson has gained national recognition. Pima Community College’s program is being ranked as one of the top four best in the country by the Advancing Innovation in Adult Education Showcase this week.
“Instead of a model where folks have to study their basic skills and get to a high school equivalency and then go onto career training, they can do them at the same time,” said Laurie Kierstead-Joseph, the Vice President of Adult Basic Education for College and Career at PCC.
The program allows students to get their GED while also earning college credits. Students can study technology, logistics or work towards becoming a medical assistant.
“I’m 32 and I’ve had a kind of horrific childhood,” said Penny Fox, a PCC student studying logistics.