Education

WPWA can connect you with the resources that will help you reach your educational goals. Check out the information below to learn about opportunities available to you.

Education Needs Assessment Survey

Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance is releasing the results of an Education Needs Assessment Survey of Wayne and Pike Counties. This survey, conducted by the Institute for Public Policy and Economic Development at Wilkes University, identifies  the interests, opinions, learning habits and preferences of a broad spectrum of Wayne and Pike County residents and businesses. Collecting and analyzing Needs Assessment data allows WPWA to identify the gaps between what exists and what is needed, creating opportunities for school districts and adult post-secondary education providers. WPWA intends to use the information in the survey to develop educational programs that are accessible and useful to the residents of our communities. To find out more, download the WPWA Education Needs Assessment Survey.

Student & Adult Learner Resources

GED Preparation

AdultLiteracyLogoWayne Pike Adult Literacy Program
Dedicated to helping adults & students learn to read, prepare for the GED examination, land a new job, improve reading, writing and math skills, or learn the English language.

Pike County – By appointment only
Wayne County – 1406 North Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431
E-mail:  info@wpalp.orgPhone:  570-253-3221

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Northampton Community College is a powerful educational network connecting you to GED preparation and English as a Second Language, as well as online courses that allow you to finish your degree without leaving the region. In Wayne County – 314 10th St. Honesdale, PA 18431, 570.251.9335.

Other Resources

eoclogoEducational Opportunity Centers, Inc. is an agency funded by the Department of Education. Their offices are staffed with Educational Planners to help you with your education goals and all of EOC’s services are FREE! EOC Educational Planners are available to assist you with career planning, returning to school, researching your career opportunities, advising you on how to get your GED, as well as supporting you every step of the way in achieving your goals. An important objective of the EOC program is to counsel participants on financial aid options and to assist in the application process. Their top goal is to make sure you get the education you need for the job you want.

fastweblogoFastweb includes information on: Targeted scholarships just for you based on your strengths, interests and skills, financial aid resources to help you with tough financial aid decisions, college search for you to discover the perfect school for your interests and budget and career advice and guidance to help you prepare for a promising future.

Federal Student Aid FAFSAthrough the U.S. Department of Education (FAFSA), is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation following the link for access to the free Application for Federal Student Aid and   more.

LacawacLacawac Sanctuary is an educational and research facility with the core purpose to educate people of all ages about northeast Pennsylvania’s unique and diverse habitats and natural resources. Lacawac’s hands-on academic enrichment programs directly complement what students are learning in school, and address the Pennsylvania State Education Standards for Science & Technology and Environment & Ecology.  Lacawac’s enrichment programs make “science come alive” and are available to students in four counties: Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wayne and Pike. Lacawac Sanctuary is an ecological field research station and public environmental education facility with an extensive educational consortium bringing important scientific research from around the world to our neck of the woods. Lacawac Sanctuary offers a number of internshipapprenticeship and summer programs.

PHEAA

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency [PHEAA] is an agency that administers several State higher education student financial aid programs. PHEAA is a national provider of student financial aid services, serving millions of students and thousands of schools. PHEAA’s website offers a number of tools and resources for College Planning and Funding Opportunities.

The ultimate FAFSA Resource Guide can be found at Smart Scholar.com. This guide has it all to help you navigate through the FAFSA process.

 

Free Online Educational Courses

GCF Learn FreeGCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers hundreds of tutorials, lessons, and videos completely free.

Wayne Library AllianceThe Wayne Library Alliance supports literacy, exploration, and lifelong education!! Check out their extensive online educational training resources which include Courses on Financial and Digital Literacy, Practice tests for GED, SATS and other educational tests, tutoring opportunities and you can even learn a new language at your own pace. You will need a library card to access these resources.

MOOC – Massive Open Online Courses: Toying with different ideas about what you might like to study? Try taking a free online course brought to you by some of the world’s finest universities and colleges. The MOOC knits together education, entertainment and social networking and are full courses made with you in mind. If you can’t decide between Computer Science and Biology, test the waters before diving in! Follow these links to see the world of knowledge that is out there for free.

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Kahn Academy  Udacity

 

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MIT Open Courseware