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Nominate Successful Adult Learners for Adult Education Students Succeed

Posted on 03/11/2013

CA Adult Ed Students Succeed

The California Adult Education Students Succeed project External link opens in new window or tab recognizes former adult education students who have completed their courses and met some or many of their life goals. The Web site offers the stories and photos of 188 former adult learners from 96 different adult education agencies who have success stories to tell. Many of these stories are accompanied by short videos telling the story with interviews from the former student, their teachers and administrators, family members, and others.

Nominations of outstanding students is ongoing and may be submitted online External link opens in new window or tab by any California adult education agency. All nominations are reviewed for completeness and how closely they address the criteria stated on the nomination form. Nominations received on or before April 15, 2013 will be reviewed in late spring or early summer. Nominations received after the 15th will be held for review in the following year.

Former adult education students who have significant life responsibilities and have contributed to the community are eligible for nomination. They must have established and met life goals as a result of completing an adult education program, and improved their own life situation or the life of others while overcoming difficult circumstances to pursue adult learning.

Students whose nominations are accepted will be featured on the Adult Education Students Succeed Web site External link opens in new window or tab maintained by the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN). The nominee's page will have their success story and photo along with information about the adult education agencies that nominated them. They will also receive a plaque which many agencies choose to award to the successful student at a school board meeting or other function or ceremony. Selected students may have a video made which will be available on the Web site and may be highlighted at conferences throughout California and distributed to local, regional, and state officials.