AWARDS & RECOGNITION
2003 Awards: Innovative Use of Technology
Helping Kentuckians Participate in the New Economy: Kentucky Virtual Adult Education Portal
| Standing back row, from left to right: Sue Patrick, Jacqueline Korengel, Norma Northern, Randolph Hollingsworth, CEO Daniel Rabuzzi, Vice President Cheryl King, Jim Thompson, Terry Tackett and Terry Pruitt.
Kneeling front row, from left to right: Elaine Maher, Marcy Parker, Tanzi Merritt, Tim Meshginpoosh, Deepa Dubal, Bryce Fields and Miko Pattie (standing).
In 2000, the Kentucky General Assembly enacted measures to reform the state's system of adult education. The Kentucky Virtual Adult Education Portal (www.kyvae. org) grew out of the need to reach more undereducated adults with improved access to basic reading, writing, math, and employability skills. Often, adults who need education the most are least able to pursue it—difficulty obtaining child care, transportation, or time off from work can get in the way of an education.
|"The Kentucky Virtual Adult Education website is improving the lives of Kentuckians and promoting economic vitality across the Common- wealth. Kentucky's innovative efforts to increase access to GED and workplace education has substantially increased efficiences and is a stellar example of good government."
Governor Paul E. Patton, Commonwealth of Kentucky
- "Anytime, anywhere" access to quality curriculum, resources and instructional support through the KYVU help desk (1-877-740-HELP) and 24 x 7 technical support.
- Career planning through ACT WorkKeys assessment and alignment to the ACT occupational database of over 9,000 job profiles that specifies required skill levels. Based on an individual's gap between their skills and the job requirements, KYVAE's curriculum offers the learner targeted instruction to develop the required skills in a high-touch, online environment.
- Increased familiarity and confidence with computers, which can enhance adult learners' employment prospects.
- A more seamless transition from adult to postsecondary education.
- Increased cost-savings through economies of scale. The cost per student is decreasing and is already $132 less than the traditional adult learning center model of $382 per student.
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