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Free Educational Program Approved to Help Indiana Adults

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Indiana adults will soon be able to access a free online educational program that will help them to earn diplomas and workforce certifications.

The Governor’s Workforce Cabinet that replaced the State Workforce Innovation Council in 2018, has approved Graduation Alliance, a company that trains and prepares students for gainful employment to offer Workforce Diploma Program to youths over the age of 22.

“Each of these individuals is an investment,” said Greg Harp, Graduation Alliance’s chief development officer.

“When provided with employability skills development, job-ready certifications and, of course, a fully accredited high school diploma, people who are stuck in low-wage, insecure jobs are able to lift themselves into living-wage work.”

The alliance will collaborate with the Indiana Healthcare Association, the Indiana Manufacturers Association, and the Indiana Building and Construction Trades Council to benefit the enrolled students who will also receive support from expert teachers, personal academic coaches, and career transitions counselors.

Since 2016, the organization has helped thousands of adult learners who had not yet graduated high school or earned a General Educational Development (GED) to graduate in the neighboring states of Ohio and Michigan.

Last week, the Workforce Cabinet released $1 million in grant money for Local Career Coaching Grant to various organizations including post-secondary representatives to create a sustainable system for the delivery of local, state, and national career information, as well as the educational attainment levels required for those careers.

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