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Richmond Community College has a collaborative plan to reduce the number of people in Richmond and Scotland County who do not have an adult high school education. Logo for the Finish for Your Future campaignFinish For Your Future! Finish For Your Career! Finish For Your Education! Finish For Yourself! Part of the plan includes up to $1,000 in scholarship money for students who complete the Adult High School Diploma or High School Equivalency program and continue on at RichmondCC for further education or career training. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 65 percent of jobs in 2020 will require an education and training beyond high school credentials. Studies also show that the fastest growing occupations require more than a high school diploma.

Campaign Goals

Last year, 81 students graduated from the Adult High School Diploma and High School Equivalency programs at RichmondCC. Going forward, when students graduate from either of these programs, they will be offered up to $1,000 in scholarship money from the RichmondCC Foundation to continue their education in a college or workforce training program at RichmondCC.

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Adult High School
  • High School Equivalency
  • Workforce Readiness
  • English as a Second Language

When students come into one of the Adult Education programs, they now take an assessment using a tool called Career Coach, and they are put in a career cluster that speaks to their interests and skills. We can then correlate the instruction they receive in the program to specific occupations, while also getting them into skills training classes like CPR or OSHA 10 so they have more skills to support them. We are going to construct individual career plans for these folks and connect them with all the resources the College has to offer.

The Team

Joyce McDow: Scotland County Campaign Co-Chair: .

Brian Baucom: Richmond County Campaign Co-Chair.

John Kester: Dean of College and Career Readiness and Immured Programs.

Hunter Smith: College and Career Readiness Coordinator.

Madison Smith: Adult Education Coordinator

Brent Preslar: Adult Education Coordinator

Terry Rosberg: Accountability Specialist

Michelle Wall: Administrative Assistant

More Information

For more information about getting involved in the Finish for Your Future campaign or enrolling in Adult Education programs at RichmondCC, call (910) 410-1771 in Richmond County or (910) 410-1831 in Scotland County.

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