The Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program, coordinated through RESA 7, primarily provides technical assistant to the twelve member counties in the continued effort to implement and develop instructional programs targeted to assist adults to attain the academic skills required to achieve success in future training, employment or self satisfaction.
The ABE Program is funded by both federal (WIA TITLE II) and state monies. ABE provides basic education skill enrichment to adults, sixteen (16) years and older, who have officially dropped out of school.
The ABE Program has traditionally served adults in classes to develop the academic skills necessary to successfully complete the high school equivalency examination (TASC); however, ABE also focuses on other programs to assist adults to improve their quality of life. Such programs are: literary skills, computer literacy, workplace education, transition programs for dislocated workers, employability skills training, civil service examination training, writing and math skill improvement.
ABE collaborates with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources to implement T.A.N.F. classes and also assists the West Virginia Department of Education to implement strong academic programs in the states correctional institutions and regional jails.
The RESA 7 ABE Program is a participating partner in each of the region's WorkForce West Virginia One-Stop locations.
To visit the West Virginia ABE website, please click: http://wvde.state.wv.us/abe/.
Anne Johnson is the RESA 7 Adult Basic Education Regional Coordinator.
RESA 7 Individual County ABE Information:
1201 N. 15TH Street
Clarksburg, WV 26301
Phone: (304) 624-6554
FAX: (304) 624-5223