These class offerings are structured for adult learners seeking to achieve life goals such as being able to read to their children or grandchildren, a favorite book, or to improve their quality of life in general. Students work with AmeriCorps WorkLiteracy Coaches and volunteer tutors to learn the reading and comprehension skills they need to succeed inside and outside of the classroom.
HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA (HSE)
Adults will benefit from the strategic instruction in our Community Classrooms. These classes are designed for students who would like to improve their employment status, earn a HSE, or enroll in a post secondary or job training course. Students attend class 6 hours a week in person or online at sites across Indianapolis during the day or evening. Teachers, AmeriCorps WorkLiteracy Coaches, volunteer tutors, and staff work with students to increase their skill sets.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (ELL)
ELL Community Classrooms are for adult learners who would like to improve their communication and comprehension of the English language in order to get a job, improve their employment status, and/or enroll in a HSE, post secondary or job training course. Students attend class 6 hours a week in person or online at sites across Indianapolis during the day or evening. Students work with teachers, AmeriCorps WorkLiteracy Coaches, volunteer tutors, and staff to increase their English language proficiency. Classes include English instruction and conversational practice in small groups.
Indy Reads offers two online job certification courses: a Customer Service Certification and a Paraprofessional Training Certification. Earning credentials through adult education programs like Indy Reads is a great option to build your resume and job application. It can help set you apart from other candidates in today’s competitive job market.
CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS PROGRAM
Indy Reads’ Customer Service Skills Program is an innovative pilot program designed to provide Central Indiana adults with intensive soft skills development while earning an industry-recognized credential, all at no cost, through Indy Reads’ bookstore. Earn while you learn in this dynamic workforce readiness program, offering retail experience and the opportunity to earn a customer service credential.