Kentucky Adult Education Web site earns national award
Release Date: October 14, 2003
Contact: Sue Patrick
Phone: (502) 573-1555
(Frankfort, Ky) A Kentucky Web site geared to help raise the educational attainment levels of adults who function at low levels of literacy won a national award from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers recently. Kentucky Virtual Adult Education portal captured first place in the "Innovative Use of Technology" category in the 2003 NASCIO Recognition Awards. Twelve states competed in that category.
The annual awards program recognizes technology initiatives which "best assist government officials in innovatively executing their duties and providing cost-effective service to citizens," according to its Web site.
Cheryl D. King, vice president for the Council on Postsecondary Education, said the Web site grew out of the need to reach more undereducated adults with improved access to basic reading, writing, math, and employability skills.
"We are extremely honored to have Kentucky's innovative technologies and its commitment to adult education recognized nationally," said King. "This is indeed a prestigious honor for our state."
The KYVAE Web site also offers adult education instructors with the option of completing professional development training and graduate coursework online, as well as opportunities to share best practices and access adult education resources from across the globe, added King.
The KYVAE Web site is a partnership between Kentucky Adult Education and the Kentucky Virtual University, both units of the Council on Postsecondary Education. The Council coordinates change and improvement in Kentucky's colleges and universities.