Adult Basic Education (ABE)
This program is designed foradults who need to improve communication (reading, writing, speaking), numeracy, computational, and problem-solving skills necessary to function effectively in society, on a job, or in the family. Some classes are designed to provide basic literacy level instruction, while others are designed to prepare for the high school equivalency test or Adult High School diploma. All classes are designed to provide reading, writing, and math instruction in the context of workforce and career development and preparation. A variety of instructional strategies and approaches provides adult learners with the basic education necessary for achieving success in job training and retraining programs and post-secondary education opportunities and obtaining and retaining productive employment so that these students may fully enjoy the benefits and responsibilities of being citizens. Computer-assisted and distance learning instruction may be available as an added incentive for students working toward their goals. Classes are available throughout the Pitt County service area, both days and evenings, and may be co-sponsored with other community agencies, churches, businesses, or schools.