SLATE Offers Math Classes On Site

New program to help job seekers become job-ready

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Released: 03-02-2011

SLATE MISSOURI CAREER CENTER, overseen by THE ST. LOUIS AGENCY ON TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT (SLATE), will open a new session of its adult education program, Math, Math and More Math!, starting on March 22, 2011. The program is designed to help hundreds of St. Louis residents address their math literacy needs. 

Math, Math and More Math! is a collaborative partnership between SLATE and St. Louis Public Schools Adult Education and Literacy (SLPS AEL). This new course will continue to address the academic needs of both SLATE clients and AEL students, helping them to improve the basic math skills that are so important to successful GED testing, training and finding employment.

"Basic math skills are essential for almost any line of work," said Mayor Francis G. Slay. "This collaborative program will help make our workforce more job-ready and more confident in their math skills."

Since July 2010, SLATE has administered the Worldwide Interactive Network (WIN) software – the standardized basic skills assessment required by the state of Missouri under the new Next Generation Career Center (NGCC) integrated model. The WIN test helps NGCC staff evaluate customer skills and determine the level of service each customer needs to become job-ready. A recent report shows that a majority of those St. Louis City residents who fail WIN are particularly challenged by the test's Applied Math segment. Math, Math and More Math! is an important resource that SLATE provides to adult learners who have difficulty with basic math. 

COURSE SCHEDULE:
I. First Series: Fractions, Decimals & Percents
″ 6-week course meeting at the SLATE Downtown location (1520 Market St.):
Morning Class: Tues, Thurs, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
″ 6-week course meeting at the SLPS Adult Learning Center (5078 Kensington Ave.):
Afternoon Class: Tues, Thurs, 1 – 3 p.m.
Evening Class: Mondays, 6 – 9 p.m. (Class begins March 28, 2011)

II. Second Series: Applied Math/Word Problems
Same locations/times

Students graduating from the program will receive a Certificate of Completion. 

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