MICHIGAN CITY – A new satellite location of LaPorte County’s adult education program is designed to provide students with direct preparation for high school equivalence.
LaPorte County’s adult education workers, along with representatives from the Michigan City Housing Authority, had an informal open house on Wednesday for their new satellite location in the common room of the Lakeland Estates public housing development. The first series of lessons in the program began later that day.
Daniel McKinney (left), a high school equivalence instructor, and Fred Greene, a director of primary adult education, are helping expand access to adult education opportunities in LaPorte County, including Lakeland Estates in Michigan City .
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“The Michigan City community was best when we had neighborhood centers and community centers,” said Daniel McKinney, an instructor for the program. “It was a working relationship between the school system and the community. So we have to bring that back. And we have to meet them where they are. “
The satellite center is a partnership between the AK Smith Career Center, the Michigan City Housing Authority, and WorkOne, which offer application coaching and other all-round services.
Fred Greene, director of adult education at the career center, knocked on doors Wednesday afternoon to invite residents to stop by for the open house, grab a slice of pizza, and learn about adult education opportunities in their neighborhood.
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In accordance with coronavirus social distancing protocols, the satellite center’s first class will be small, starting with only about 10 students on its nightly program.