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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

PCC to host book signing July 16 with editor, authors for ‘America’s Forgotten Student Population,’ a guide to success for GED completers

Description: A question-and-answer regarding America’s Forgotten Student Population – Creating a Path to College Success for GED Completers, followed by a book signing. Participants include editor and researcher Angela Long; chapter contributor and PCC Links Director Pam Blumenthal; and chapter contributor and PCC Gateway to College graduate, Leah Rapoza.

One out of six adult Americans over the age of 25 is a GED certificate holder. This population will prove to be a vitally important resource for the United States as baby boomers reach retirement and the traditional pipeline of 17-to 23-year olds falls short of filling growing workforce needs across the country. Yet this pool of individuals remains understudied in terms of their skills and the scope of their capabilities.

America’s Forgotten Student Population presents original research on these students; describes their motivations and characteristics; and provides proven models for identifying, retaining, and graduating this undercounted and underestimated cohort.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information about the book, visit: http://www.retainingamerica.com

PCC Southeast Center, Great Hall (Mt. Tabor Building)
2305 SE 82nd and Division
Portland, OR 97216

Contact Info:
Kate Chester

Posted by: Kate Chester