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Shelton State Community College Adult Education Brings Back Student Challenges to Celebrate National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

September 15, 2022 – Building off their successes in the spring semester, Shelton State Community College Adult Education is bringing back challenge week activities to celebrate National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, September 19-24, 2022, on the College’s Fredd Campus.


Similar to previous challenge events hosted by Shelton State Adult Education, all activities are designed to encourage students to move forward in the GED process by completing various testing components. With support from the Shelton State Foundation, Shelton State Career Services, Shelton State Student Services, Shelton State Workforce Development, and the Tuscaloosa Area Career Center, students are also provided valuable resources for taking next steps in their educations.


Challenge Week begins on Monday, September 19 with a challenge for students to pass a free GED practice test in the area of their choosing.  Students who pass will be rewarded with a free GED test voucher worth $30. In addition to the free practice test, students can take a free WorkKeys test to earn a National Career Readiness Credential and apply for co-enrollment at Shelton State.  Interested students may drop in between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the Adult Education Office on the Fredd Campus to participate.  No registration is required.


On Tuesday, September 20, students may participate in the Adult Education Job and Resource Fair. The Tuscaloosa Career Center will offer free resume writing assistance in room 218 on the Fredd Campus between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., and the Job and Resource Fair will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.


Tuesday, September 20 and Wednesday, September 21 will also service as GED Test Days.  The GED Testing Center on the Fredd Campus will be open each day for students to take some or all sections of the GED Test. Interested students may sign up early at and select Shelton State Community College as their testing center. Students who pass all four parts of the GED test will earn a free college class.


In addition to serving as a GED Test Day, Wednesday, September 21 will be Family Literacy Day. In cooperation with Shelton State Pre-K, the SSCC Library, the Literacy Council of West Alabama, United Way of West Alabama, and the Tuscaloosa Public Library, Adult Education students and the College’s Pre-K students will share a special reading and snack time together in Building 400 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.


On Thursday, September 22, Shelton State Adult Education staff will travel to the Tuscaloosa Juvenile Detention Center to celebrate the power of education in their lives. Special activities are scheduled for these students.


“This promises to be such a rewarding week,” said Kristen Bobo, Adult Education’s Director.  “I encourage anyone interested in participating or even volunteering to reach out and learn more about the exciting things we are doing in Adult Education at Shelton State.”


For more information about Shelton State Adult Education and to learn more about the upcoming Challenge Week, contact Kristen Bobo at or visit