Dorchester County Adult Education

Wramie Spafford, Dorchester County Adult Education Director
115 Devon Road Summerville, SC
Serving: Dorchester

Programs Offered

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Civic Literacy
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Digital Literacy
  • English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Family Literacy
  • High School Diploma
  • High School Equivalency (GED) Exam Testing
  • High School Equivalency (GED) Preparation
  • Parent-Child Activities
  • Workforce Development

Programs At Capacity

  • None of our programs are at maximum capacity

Course Modalities

  • In-person courses

Assessment Tools

  • Best Plus
  • TABE

Learner Goals

  • Employment goals
  • Get a better job
  • Help children with school
  • Learn English
  • Obtain high school diploma or high school equivalency (HSE)
  • Work readiness

Wraparound Services

  • Job or career counseling
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Transportation or support with access to transportation

Local Partners

  • Dorchester Country Public Library
  • Dorchester County Adult Education
  • SC Vocational Rehabilitation
  • SC Works Trident Region
  • Scout & Trident United Way
  • Town of St. George
  • Trident Technical College

National Partners

  • Coalition of Adult Basic Education (COABE)
  • ProLiteracy

Beyond program offerings, we asked leaders to think more about their organizational strengths and challenges in the local literacy ecosystem. The purpose of this chart is to identify potential opportunities for partnership. For example, health literacy may be an area for expansion.

Instructional Table
Essential Conditions
  • Safe Learning Spaces
  • Skilled Educators/Teacher Training
  • Community Development
  • Holistic Early Childhood Development Experiences
Foundational Literacies Building
  • Confidence, self-esteem, and love of learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Foundational skills in reading and writing
  • Numeracy
Advanced Literacies
  • Digital literacy
  • Literacy integration
  • Community Development
  • Holistic Early Childhood Development Experiences
Civic Fluency
  • Capacity to learn
  • Workforce upskilling
  • Civic Participation
  • Financial literacy

Additional Strengths

We serve a growing workforce and ESL population in our county.

Additional Needs

Exposure to the entire county for outreach and educational purposes.

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Number of Learners Served


Learner Population

  • Adults seeking a high school diploma or equivalency
  • Adults seeking industry-specific credentials or certifications
  • Adults seeking workforce readiness or career skills
  • Adults with disabilities
  • English learners
  • Housing insecure or unhoused
  • New immigrants
  • Unemployed and/or underemployed
  • Veterans

Enrollment System

Scheduled enrollment

Recruitment Types

  • Facebook
  • Literature to community and business partners
  • or other channels)
  • Referrals
  • Social Media (Instagram, TikTok, Twitter/X, Facebook, YouTube, or other channels)
  • TikTok
  • Twitter/X
  • Website
  • Word of Mouth
  • YouTube

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