Thursday, May 21, 2015

Workshops at WKCTC to assist in bypassing remedial classes

West Kentucky Community and Technical College can help individuals enhance their reading, writing and mathematics skills with a series of free summer workshops.

WKCTC’s Adult Learning Center will host two sessions of the Maximize Your Academic Potential (MAP) workshop series Mondays through Thursdays beginning June 1 and ending June 24 and again July 13 –30. The daily workshop sessions begin at  8:30 a.m. and run to 12:30 p.m. in the Anderson Technical Building.

“These workshops are designed to not only increase familiarity and skills in reading, writing and math, but also to assist its participants in raising their college course placement scores,” said Samantha Williams, program director for WKCTC Adult Learning Centers. “This will provide students the opportunity to bypass remedial courses, which can help them save time and money as well as graduate faster,” said Williams.

Participants must complete the TABE pretest, a diagnostic test to determine skill levels in reading, writing and math, on or before next Thursday. Individuals must also attend the mandatory orientation to the workshop series from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 1.

“We are hoping students will take advantage of our free summer workshop series,” said Williams. “In the end, the goal of our program is to not only help individuals in raising their COMPASS and/or TABE scores, but also to provide them with the skills to become stronger students overall.”

Space is limited. For more information, contact Samantha Williams at (270) 534-3451 or