The Marshall County Community Foundation has provided Ancilla College a grant in the amount of $20,300 to help launch the Assistive Developmentally-Enhanced Program and Technology Initiative, or ADEPT.
The ADEPT Initiative will increase services for remedial education classes in Ancilla College’s math and writing lab. It will also increase service for Ancilla College students who need supplemental instruction and tutoring. It is aimed at improving student success both in college courses and in their future careers.
A recent study by Indiana’s Chamber of Commerce reported that the shift from an industrial to high-tech knowledge economy means more than 1.5 million Hoosier adults need additional education and training. In Marshall County alone, that translates into some 20,000 residents needing more education and higher level skills.
The ADEPT Initiative will also partner with Marshall County Workforce Development and the Plymouth School Corporation to work with GED students ready to enter remedial college courses by offering on-site college-level placement testing at the GED educational site.