The Career & College Readiness Center (CCRC) is free to access and provides a transitional bridge that connects academic knowledge, self-discovery, and guidance to assist adults on their:
Path to Higher Education
Path to Employment
Path to Citizenship
Path to High School Equivalency
Through collaborative partnerships, the CCRC team and certified instructors are able to support individuals in various age ranges, with multiple skill levels, and from diverse backgrounds by connecting education to each person’s specific goals.
View their website to learn more about the Career & College Readiness Center.
Under the US Department of Education, OCTAE Division (Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education) there are two branches, Career & Technical Education (CTE) and Adult Education.
The Great Falls Adult Education program, Career & College Readiness Center (CCRC) is funded in two ways: with a grant under the Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title II Adult Education and Literacy as well as funds from Great Falls Public Schools specifically marked for Adult Education. They are located at Great Falls College MSU but Great Falls Public Schools oversees all funding and services offered through CCRC.
WIOA funding requires the program to serve eligible individuals in the Montana Association of Counties (MACO), District 5. This encompasses the following counties: Cascade, Teton, Toole, Pondera, and Glacier.
In Montana, both CTE & WIOA Adult Education programs are overseen by the Office of Public Instruction (OPI). There are 12 adult education programs in the state of Montana that receive funding under the WIOA Grant but only a portion of those programs are also tied to school districts. All Adult Ed programs are aligned to the Career & College Readiness Standards.
WIOA requires CORE partners to work collaboratively utilizing multiple resources, businesses, service organizations, and educational institutions to empower shared clients. By working together, we are removing barriers, providing opportunities, and building stronger communities.
Great Falls Career and College Readiness Center
2100 16th Avenue South
Great Falls, MT 59405.
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