A much needed computer on-line alternative to earning a high school diploma has proven successful in some communities of Madison County and is continuing to recruit students. The Madison County E-Learning Program is geared primarily to high school dropouts ages 17-21 whose class has already graduated. With the use of current technology, this program provides students with a less stressful and a more accessible educational delivery system. By using computers and the Internet, while not for everyone, the e-learning program will allow youth to work at their own pace while completing accredited courses chosen to meet diploma requirements. Upon completion of their educational plan, they will receive a fully accredited diploma that can be used to gain employment, enter college, or go to technical school. Staff will work closely with each student to insure that each one receives academic as well as job preparation, job placement, job retention and an earnings gain to a living wage.
Madison County youth ages 17-21 are currently being recruited for the program in the Madison , Venice , Granite City , Alton and Collinsville areas. Students in the program will be able to use their home computers but must complete exams in the presence of the instructor. Computers are also available at the Southwestern Illinois WorkNet office at 612 W. St. Louis Ave., East Alton. Youth must meet income eligibility requirements and will be carefully screened prior to participation. For more information, call Madison County Employment and Training at 618-258-7171 Ext. 227.
Funding provided through the Workforce Investment Act. MCETD is in compliance with EEO, ADA, and Jobs for Veterans Act. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. A proud member of America’s Workforce Network.
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