Over 75,000 adults in Montana do not have a high school credential, limiting their career opportunities, earning potential, and the ability to go to college. According to research by Georgetown University’s Center for Education and the Workforce, two-thirds of all jobs in the United States require some form of education or training beyond high school.
The Career and Adult Education Center at Dawson Community College offers free services year-round to assist citizens in Dawson, Daniels, Garfield, McCone, Phillips, Prairie, Richland, Roosevelt, Sheridan, Valley, and Wibaux counties to meet their educational goals. Services include classes designed to help students achieve a high school equivalency certificate (HiSET); job skills training; career research and resume building; and assistance with scholarship, college, apprenticeship, or technical program applications.
According to Montana Employment and Labor Force Projections, “Over the next ten years, construction, professional and technical services, and administration and waste are expected to grow the fastest in percentage terms.” DCC’s Career and Adult Education Center can help prepare individuals for work in these and other fields.
DCC invites regional residents to establish a flight path to take advantage of future opportunities. Beginning December 4th, DCC’s Career and Adult Education Center will host “HiSET/GED and Beyond…Dare to Prepare”. Held weekly, this is a free information and sign-up series for those 16 to 116-years old. Sessions are held on Tuesdays, with the exception of holidays, from 5-6 p.m. in DCC’s Main Hall, Room 020. Attend to share your goals, and learn how DCC’s Career and Adult Education Center can help you reach them.
It is never too late to meet a challenge today for tomorrow’s opportunities. Contact Jane Wynne, Adult Education Coordinator, at 377-9448 for more information or to RSVP for a Tuesday session.