History: Who We Are
Helping all individuals reach their full potential is central to Metro's mission. The college has a long tradition of offering developmental education services that assist students who are at a pre-college level attain the skills necessary to be successful in college-level coursework. This focus is emphasized through the Literacy & Workplace Skills' commitment to student success, student-centered learning, and teaching excellence.
Our Mission Statement
The mission of Literacy & Workplace Skills is to strengthen students' basic literacy, academic and workplace skills through high quality classroom experiences and learning community support systems.
Our Programs and Descriptions
- Workplace Skills
Workplace Skills for credit classes offer instruction in basic employability skills and strategies for personal and workplace success.
General Education Development offers Continuing Education instruction in basic skills and GED preparation. In addition, the department offers GED testing services.
Continuing Education ESL is intended for literacy level non-English speaking
students. The classes focus on basic English skills and survival English skills.
Sue Raftery, Dean of Literacy and Workplace Skills
Diane Good-Collins, Academic Affairs Associate