March 28, 2011 Adult Education Week in Michigan

Date:  March 28, 2011  
Time: All Day Event
WHEREAS, profound economic and technological changes in our state and country have placed new responsibilities on our adult educational system; and, 

WHEREAS, adult education is an investment in the people and the future of our great state, providing preventative strategies to lower unemployment, illiteracy levels and government assistance costs; and, 

WHEREAS, adult education offers lifelong learning opportunities that improve basic skills such as reading, writing and mathematics; and,   

WHEREAS, between 2008 and 2009, 30,571 Michigan citizens participated in adult education programs, including high school completion, general education development and English as a Second Language programs; and, 

WHEREAS, during this week, we recognize the importance of adult education in Michigan as it helps prepare our citizens for jobs and career advancements, giving new hope for economic independence and ultimately improving the quality of life for Michigan families; 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim the week of March 28, 2011 Adult Education Week in Michigan.