Kish College celebrates National Adult Education and Literacy Week

Kishwaukee College is proud to celebrate National Adult Education and Literacy Week, Sept. 18-24. Kish’s Adult Education programs provide skills and credentials to adult learners, expanding economic opportunity for the region. Kish partners with community organizations and social services to provide resources for education, workforce development, health, life and wellbeing.

Kishwaukee College is one of 72 adult education providers funded through the Illinois Community College Board. Programs offered at Kish include English as a Second Language, Illinois High School Diploma, and bridge and transitions courses.

Kish’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program allows students to develop the reading, writing, listening and speaking skills needed for college and career success. Kish adult education students noted how the classes have helped in personal and professional settings.

“Adult Education is important for me to learn English. I studied English in my country, but I improved speaking English with Kish’s program,” said Aysegul Aydogan, a Kish ESL student.

“I take many different courses that improve my knowledge and give me opportunities to get a better job. They help me with my daily life, like going to the store or market,” said Edwin Ruiz, a Kish ESL student.

The programs and courses offered by Kish’s Adult Education department assist students with the knowledge and training needed for in-demand careers locally and nationally. Full-time workers with a high school diploma earn almost $10,000 more per year than those without a diploma, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Registration for Kish’s second eight-week adult education classes will be available Oct. 9-12. To register or learn more, contact or 815-825-9420 or visit