Paris Junior College Adult Education Broadens Scope of Free Services

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PJC Adult Education broadens scope, locations of free services

Getting the word out about helpful services can sometimes be difficult in rural areas, and the Adult Education and Family Literacy Program (AEL) at Paris Junior College wants everyone to know they continue to offer traditional as well as new services. 

  “We have free services for our community members that will help them move forward with their lives and careers,” said PJC Adult Education and Family Literacy Director Susan Sanchez. “Especially English as a Second Language (ESL) and High School Equivalency (GED) classes as well as new classes to help with future employment.”

  Working to empower and educate area residents, AEL has added free Workforce Development Training, Employability Skills and Career Pathways, Citizenship Preparation, online learning opportunities and scholarship opportunities. The program is available at the College’s locations in Paris, Greenville, and Sulphur Springs. 

  To reach more people, AEL also provides the free services at other locations including CAN Help in Sulphur Springs, The Hub in Clarksville, CitySquare in Paris, and The Hope Center in Greenville.  To register or learn more about these classes contact the PJC Adult Education office at 903-782-0467 or [email protected].

Paris Junior College adult education program
Paris Junior College adult education program

Gretel Waite responds to mock interview questions from Career Navigator Mike Minihan and AEL Program Director Susan Sanchez as part of a new six-session course on employability. The session is one of many free services available from the AEL program at Paris Junior College.

Paris Junior College — located in Paris, Texas, about 100 miles northeast of Dallas — has been a part of the Lamar County community since 1924.

Paris Junior College offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees, as well as Certificates of Proficiency in technical/workforce fields. The college has expanded its academic curriculum through the years to encourage associate degree and university transfer candidates. Since establishing its first vocational program — jewelry and watchmaking in 1942 — the college has been aggressive in adding technical/workforce programs that will benefit students entering the workforce.

The campus of 54 tree-shaded acres includes 20 major buildings and residence halls and provides students a unique and pleasant environment for learning.

Paris Junior College also operates centers in Sulphur Springs, Texas, and in Greenville, Texas.


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Paris Junior College is a comprehensive community college serving the region’s educational and training needs while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of our diverse community.

Author: Matt Janson

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