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Advances in technology over the past 50 years have completely transformed the way people achieve their educational goals. Now, it is possible for men and women to fit personal and professional enrichment into their busy lifestyles, anytime and anywhere.

WHYY's Adult Learning Service anticipates the changing needs of adult learners and develops convenient, cost-effective and customized lifelong learning opportunities that are accessible to people here in the Delaware Valley and beyond.

WHYY helps people acquire the personal and professional skills they need through:

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FY'05 has been a year of tremendous growth for WHYY's Adult Learning Service. With our partners in the Educational Technology Consortium, WHYY launched an innovative service called CourseStreamSM, which enables educators to enrich learning experiences for their students by seamlessly incorporating high-quality educational video content into their online courses.

WHYY was awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to translate GED videos into Spanish for regional and national distribution to help Spanish-speaking residents pursue their education and compete for higher-paying jobs by earning their high school equivalency diplomas.

And, with our successful production of training videos for the Philadelphia Parking Authority, we have incorporated a new production model into our service that makes it possible for WHYY Advantage to offer customized solutions to meet the workforce development needs of organizations large and small.

Going forward, we will use all of our multimedia capabilities to once again produce Haverford Trust's Annual Investors' Conference this fall, and we will bring our region's business leaders more practical wisdom from today's top executives through our WHYY Advantage CEO Forums.

In the next fiscal year, WHYY's Adult Learning Service will continue to cultivate new partnerships that will help us leverage our strengths as a national leader in adult learning and workforce professional development, thereby ensuring that individuals and organizations in the tri-state region and throughout the country are performing to their full potential.