We understand your unique needs as a non-traditional learner and can reassure you that you are in good company as the average age of Eastern Gateway students is 29, and 13% of our students are above age 40! Eastern Gateway Admissions Advisors understand the challenges many of our adult students face: family, job, community commitments and often times an uneasy feeling that is common when considering entering college for the first time or returning after years away. Rest assured our faculty are also sensitive to the unique needs of adult learners and our institution has embraced curriculum and delivery methods that will allow you the ability to build your academic skills and explore flexible course offerings such as evening, online, blended, or interactive television courses.
Whether you are interested in seeking a short term certificate to increase your skills, are interested in seeking an associate degree to make you more marketable or you want to set an example for your children and be proud to say you are a college graduate, we are here to help. We also have transfer agreements with local institutions that make it possible for you to continue on to your Bachelor degree without having to travel far or move your family. Talk to our Admissions Advisors to find out how we can help you discover the doors a higher education can open for you and just how Eastern Gateway can support you with services throughout your degree completion.
Community Education Programs
If you are seeking basic skills building, we encourage you to explore our Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE) offerings.
At the Jefferson County Campus, non-credit courses provide the opportunity for lifelong learning for all members of the community. Each semester, classes in a variety of subjects and skills are offered in an informal and noncompetitive environment. Take a class to learn a new skill or just for the fun of it!
Non-credit online courses are available in computer and Internet training, business management, small business development, and personal enrichment.
• Learn more about ed2go here
• Learn more about Professional Development & Community Education here
Workforce & Community Outreach Office
Eastern Gateway also offers courses for personal enrichment. Ever considered learning a foreign language or designing a webpage? How about building your skills for your current employer by taking a Grant Writing Workshop? These opportunities and many more are offered by our non-credit Workforce & Community Outreach Office.
In today’s global marketplace of rapidly changing job markets and new technologies, individuals are required to have broad based, transferable skills. Whether to keep up with technological change, overcome corporate downsizing, or upgrade skills to secure new employment or advance to higher positions, many workers are finding themselves back in school participating in work-related education and training to enhance their careers and find financial stability.
The Department of Workforce and Community Outreach works with professional associations, state and national agencies, adult career center partners, and business and industry to develop programs that fit the needs of the community.
The department is located in the college’s Pugliese Training Center at 110 John Scott Highway, Steubenville. The center is adjacent to the main building on the college’s Jefferson County Campus.