According to the 2014-15 Colorado Skills for Jobs Report, 74 percent of all jobs in Colorado will require some level of post-secondary education or training by the year 2020. Jobs that are in great demand in Colorado and pay above a living wage that can support a family (such as nursing, engineering, information technology and accounting) overwhelmingly require formal education or training beyond high school for entry into these fields. Adult education programs help adult learners acquire skills necessary to compete successfully in today's workplace.
Adult education programs may offer a range of services, which may include:
- adult basic education (math computation and reading, writing, speaking, and listening)
- adult secondary education (generally high school equivalency preparation)
- English for Speakers of Other Languages
- work-based learning opportunities, such as apprenticeships
Adult education programs are available to individuals that:
- Are generally 17 years or older.
- Are not enrolled or required to be enrolled in secondary school.
- Do not have a high school diploma or its equivalent.
- Want to learn to speak, read, and write the English language
See the Find a Program page for information about federal and state-funded adult education programs and the services they offer.