FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Northeast Indiana Works and its adult education partners report they are on pace to see a near-doubling of people earning high school equivalencies in 2013-2014.
From July to December of 2013, 576 people earned high school equivalencies. That compares to 653 for all of 2012-2013.
Northeast Indiana Works said earning high school equivalency is the first step toward individual prosperity and is a critical component to the region’s goal of ensuring 60 percent of adults in northeast Indiana have achieved quality post-secondary credentials or degrees by 2025. Presently, less than 35 percent of adults in the area have that level of education.
“We are thrilled to see the success of adult education programming in the region,” Northeast Indiana Works President and CEO Kathleen Randolph said.
Adult education providers affiliated with Northeast Indiana Works include Anthis Career Center in Fort Wayne, Huntington Co. Community School Corporation, Impact Institute in Kendallville, Learn More Center in Wabash, The Literacy Alliance in Fort Wayne, Marion Community Schools, and WorkOne Northeast.