CCC to take on ABLE program

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 14, 2004

GETAWAY - Lawrence County's Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) program will soon fall under the auspices of Collins Career Center.

The ABLE program had been operated by the Ironton City Schools, but Superintendent Dean Nance said it makes more sense for Collins Career Center to administer the ABLE program since that school offers adult career training.

"Ironton City Schools have been happy to provide the ABLE program in the past. However, with the recent creation of the One-Stop system serving Gallia, Jackson and Lawrence counties, and with ABLE as a required partner, the more natural fit for the program lies with Collins Career Center."

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Collins Career Center Superintendent Steve Dodgion welcomed the opportunity to provide an additional service to the community.

"I'm thrilled to play an additional role in terms of educating people in Lawrence County," Dodgion said. "We are pleased to do whatever we can do to help people with their education or careers, any role we can play, we will. I'm excited about this."

The transition should be completed in October. ABLE offers adult basic literacy and general equivalency diploma services.