Jul 28, 2014

Oakton Receives $1.46 Million Grant

Funding will provide instruction for adults learning English.

Oakton Receives $1.46 Million Grant

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The Illinois Community College Board awarded Oakton $1,460,984 for adult education and family literacy allocations.

The funds will provide educational opportunities for adult learners who participate in English as a second language, literacy, family literacy, GED, evening high school and citizenship education classes.


In addition, the Illinois Secretary of State awarded the college a $73,000 adult volunteer literacy grant. The funding will allow the Volunteer in Teaching Adults program to continue its mission to assist those who seek to enhance their English speaking, reading and writing skills.

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“These grants will assist Oakton in its efforts to educate the community at large,” stated Merrill Irving Jr., associate vice president of continuing education, training, and workforce development. “Our goal is to act as an agent of opportunity through the variety of programs we offer at the college.

“These funds will further strengthen the pipeline between North Shore residents and local employers. We are most grateful that both the Illinois Community College Board and the Illinois Secretary of State continue to support the valuable educational services that Oakton provides to the community.”

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