State offices and all DLLR physical locations will be closed to the public November 26 through November 28, 2014. However, Unemployment Insurance telephone and Web operations WILL be available on Wednesday, November 26.

Maryland Adult Education and Literacy Services Program

Adult Education and Literacy Services is housed within the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation as part of the Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning. The Adult Education Office is located at 1100 N. Eutaw Street, Room 120, Baltimore, MD 21201.

The mission of the Office of Adult Education and Literacy Services (AELS) is to provide leadership for the establishment of adult education goals, oversight for implementation of the federal Adult Education State Plan, and administration of the statewide GED® testing program to ensure that adult learners are part of Maryland's upwardly mobile workforce.

Federal support for adult instructional services is provided by the Workforce Investment Act, Title II: The Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, and is augmented by Maryland General Funds. The purpose of these funds is to create a partnership among the Federal Government, States, and localities to prove adult education and literacy services, in order to:

  1. assist adults to become literate and obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and self-sufficiency;
  2. assist adults who are parents to obtain the educational skills necessary to become full partners in the educational development of their children; and
  3. assist adults in the completion of a secondary school education.

The Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning provides grants for instructional programs in all Maryland jurisdictions, to offer classes for adults who are interested in improving basic skills in reading, writing, and math, or learning to speak and understand the English language. Adults may also prepare to earn a high school diploma through the GED® tests or the National External Diploma Program (NEDP).

Successful completers of both GED® and NEDP programs earn a Maryland High School Diploma.

In addition to adult instructional services, the Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning provides GED® testing for Maryland residents who have not earned a high school diploma. Test candidates must be at least 16 years old and not enrolled in school.

 
Instructional services in your community - For more information call 410 - 767 - 0162
 
Learn more information about the GED® - For more information call -
410 - 767 - 0538
 

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Division of Workforce Development

1100 North Eutaw Street, Room 120
Baltimore, Maryland 21201