PARKERSBURG — After a one-year stay on Market Street, the Wood County Adult Learning Center relocated to the sixth floor of St. Joseph’s landing at 600 18th St. over the summer.
Combining the two previous locations known as Lincoln and Lakeview Adult Learning Center in the summer of 2019, the center had to move to St. Joes when WorkForce also moved into the building earlier in the year.
Offering free educational opportunities to adult learners and being partners with WorkForce, the center has to be in the same location as the office, under the WorkForce Innovation Opportunity Act.
“Deanna (Addis) and I have been together for seven years and Tanner (Hunter) just worked at a different location. Last year, we came together at Market Street and the three of us just want to stay together,” said Melissa Everly, ESL/Literacy instructor. “This is a brand new location for us. We were down at the Lakeview center for 20 years. Prior to that, we had been at the Boys and Girls Club and we were on Market Street for just a year. So this is only the first year that we’ve been here. They opened up July 1 and we want people to know that we’re here.”
Sharing the location with the learning center for the past year, the MOV Adult Education & SPOKES is a similar program located at 916 Market St. It is a blended classroom program