Literacy can be defined as the "ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate, compute and use printed and written materials associated with varying contexts. As such, literacy encompasses a web of skills that is inclusive of common core competencies, workforce capabilities, and technological capacities. It is indicative that approaches to literacy involves a continuum of learning enabling individuals to achieve their goals, to develop their knowledge and potential, and to participate fully in their community and wider society. Our General Education/Adult Literacy, Career/Workforce Development and Technology courses equip help to develop skills needed for success in a modern world.
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• In Illinois there are 1,659,750 adults without a High School Credential (Diploma)
• Workers with less than a high school diploma are four times more likely to be unemployed
• More than 50% of today's jobs require some degree of technology skills and this requirement increases to 77% by 2020
• Over the next four years IT employment will rise by 5.8 million jobs