Indianapolis, IN — (June 16, 2020) In July, Indy Reads will be adding free High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma classes to an existing suite of adult literacy, English language, and workforce training programs.
The organization’s commitment to serve adult learners now includes those who do not have a high school diploma.
In Marion County, that’s over 14% of adults and 86,000 people—numbers that show a significant community need. The current job market with a dramatic increase in unemployment due to the pandemic, means higher competition for less jobs.
“It has become clear now, more than ever, that many of our students need to earn a High School Equivalency diploma, or HSE diploma,” said CEO Ryan King, of the credential formerly known as the GED. “With the economy reopening, the competition for jobs will be fierce. We want to help make sure those that do not have a high school diploma aren’t left behind.”
The innovative HSE program was built from Indy Reads’ 30 plus years of experience teaching adult learners. The teacher-led classes are supported by a team of volunteers and AmeriCorps members.
Students will need to attend an orientation held July 21st, 22nd, and 23rd prior to starting classes. Classes start on Monday, July 27th.
To get more information about our HSE program and sign up for orientations, visit indyreads.org/programs.