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Placement Test Date Scheduled for Adult School Program in Rota (October 25, 2010)

The Northern Marianas College Adult Basic Education program has scheduled a placement test for the Adult School program at the NMC Rota Instructional Site on Friday, October 29, 2010, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

The Adult School program aims to assist individuals acquire basic skills necessary to function more effectively and productively, to gain upward mobility, and to provide the opportunities that will enable them to pursue further education. This is accomplished through a variety of life-skills oriented, competency-based courses that lead to the achievement of a high school equivalency diploma.

To enroll in the Adult School program, individuals must take the placement test in order to identify their current academic level and assess their educational needs. There is no registration fee to take the placement test.

The Adult School program consists of two phases: Academic Skills and Career Skills. The Academic Skills phase consists of five modules covering important skills needed for everyday life that include Occupational Knowledge, Community Resources, Consumer Economics, Health, and Government & Law. The Career Skills phase offers three programs: Career Courses, On the Job Experience and Advanced Academic Skills.

Those eligible to enroll in the Adult School program include individuals who are 17 years or older, have been out of school for at least six months, and are U.S. citizens, CNMI residents, FAS citizens, or non-alien I.R. International Students (proper documentation is required).

To register or to obtain more information regarding the placement test, contact NMC Rota Instructional Site Program Coordinator Martin Mendiola at 532-9477. Those interested can also visit the Adult Basic Education program in Building G at the As Terlaje campus, or call 234-3690 ext. 1721/23/24.

The ABE program is also recruiting qualified instructors for the program. Those interested are highly encouraged to submit an application for review and certification to the NMC Human Resources Office located in Building P at the NMC As Terlaje campus.

ABE is a program under the Division of Community Programs and Services that is funded through the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Vocational and Adult Education.

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