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Each year, Jefferson College serves more than 200 individuals as one of the state’s top high school equivalency (HiSET) programs in an effort to promote workforce development and employment opportunities.
The Jefferson College Adult Education and Literacy program is a free resource to the community. Through the program, students are able to earn their HSE (formerly GED), prepare for college classes, transition into employment, and learn better English. There is no cost to participate as funds for the program are provided through the federal Adult Education Act.
The Jefferson College Board of Trustees meets in public session on the second Thursday each month in the Administration Building Conference Room on the Hillsboro campus.
In connection with Jefferson College’s mission to provide diverse educational experiences for area residents of all ages, the Performing Arts and Cultural Enrichment (PACE) series spring schedule will feature performances spanning a wide range of entertainment genres including nationally renowned visiting artists, instrumental and vocal musical groups, art, and theatre.
In addition to the variety of performers and entertainers, the annual PACE series also includes several student-community performances such as band and choir concerts, children’s and musical theatre performances, a film contest screening, art exhibits, and a pottery sale.
The Arnold Chamber of Commerce has awarded its 2018 Business Person of the Year award to Jefferson College President Dr. Raymond Cummiskey. Chamber President Brian Lindsey presented the award in appreciation of Cummiskey’s dedicated service to the Arnold community while exhibiting the highest degree of professionalism and integrity.
Those on food stamps are now eligible to get free training at Jefferson College thanks to the SkillUp grant program that provides free tuition and support services to individuals receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamp) benefits.
Through the College’s short-term training programs, SkillUp can help individuals achieve a new career path, obtain employment, and realize self-sufficiency.