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June Hickey

June Hickey, principal, Carbondale High School, Operation Rebound

Adult Education
Area Planning Council, #530

Adult Education and Literacy activities authorized under Title II of the
Workforce Investment Act.

Contact Information:

As partners of the One-Stop delivery system, Adult Education and Family Literacy providers are critical to local workforce and economic development initiatives. Adult Education and Literacy programs assist low income students; individuals with disabilities; single parents; displaced homemakers; and persons with multiple barriers who are attempting to achieve educational goals, including those learning English as a second language.
Under the guidance of the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB), adult education and literacy programs provide instruction in the following areas:

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Literacy
  • Adult Secondary Education (including GED exam preparation,
    high school credit courses, and vocational training for entry-level employment)
  • Life-coping Skills
  • Parenting Skills
  • Citizenship Training for Immigrants
  • English as a Second Language
  • Job-seeking Skills
  • Classes (for public assistance recipients to prepare them for employment.)

The following programs serve Local Workforce Area 25 to provide Adult Education and Family Literacy services:

  • Carbondale Community High School — Operation Rebound
    High School Credit Coursework, Adult Basic Education and GED
    Preparation, Family Literacy Programming, Employment Readiness
    Assistance, and English Literacy Training.
  • Evaluation and Development Center, SIUC — Adult Education
    GED Exam Preparation (both in classroom and online), Adult Basic
    Education, Individualized Instruction, English as a Second Language (ESL), Job Seeking Skills, Basic Computer Skills, and the Penny Severns Summer Reading Program.
  • John A. Logan Adult Basic Education
    GED Preparation, Adult Basic Education classes in math, reading, and writing, employability skills, and parenting classes.
  • Rend Lake College Adult Education and Family Literacy
    ABE, GED, Parenting, Job Skills and ESL classes at various locations throughout the Rend Lake College District.

For additional information on Adult Education and Literacy programs, visit the Illinois Community College Board website at
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