Reecie Stagnolia speaks at Congressional briefing

L-R: Alex Hughes, vice president of Talent Attraction and Retention, Nashville Area Chamber; Anson Green, state director of Adult Education, Texas Workforce Commission; Reecie Stagnolia, vice president of Kentucky Adult Education; Amanda Bergson-Shilcock, director of Upskilling Policy, National Skills Coalition

Reecie Stagnolia, vice president for adult education, spoke at a Congressional briefing last week about a program that holds “promise and potential” for GED-seeking students.

Accelerating Opportunity Kentucky is a technical training program that provides qualified GED-seeking students with concurrent enrollment in certificate programs at a community and technical college.

“Accelerating Opportunity holds the promise and potential for GED-seeking students who need to fast-track their training to get into the workforce and earn a family-sustaining wage,” said Stagnolia.

The program is a partnership between Kentucky Adult Education, the Kentucky Department of Workforce Investment/Kentucky Career Centers and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

Texas was the only other best practice state featured at the briefing.

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