Ivy Tech Hosting Open House in Scottsburg on August 9

Ivy Tech Community College will be hosting an open house at the Mid-America Science Park in Scottsburg on Wednesday, August 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. This is a great opportunity to:

  • Learn more about courses offered in Scottsburg
  • Apply for admission
  • Register for Fall 2017
  • Get financial aid assistance
  • Tour the state-of-the-art welding training facility
  • Meet with Veterans Affairs

Classes start August 21!

If you have questions, please email Kristy Holsapple or call her at 812-752-4327.

Region 10 Adult Education Celebrates Successful Year with Graduation Ceremony

Modified Angela Graduation 2016-8Region 10 Adult Education held a graduation ceremony earlier this month at Jeffersonville High School to celebrate the close of another successful program year. With a total of 1,073 students enrolled, Region 10 awarded 249 High School Equivalency diplomas and helped 61 students enter post-secondary education. Several students pursued new career opportunities with a total of 366 gaining employment.

Adult Education classes are free and open to any adult who needs college and career readiness skills, assistance in passing the high school equivalency exam, or English language literacy skills. Students receive an individual learning plan, work at their own pace, and use a variety of learning tools, including computer-based and distance learning, to reach their goals.

Modified Angela Graduation 2016-12Adults can attend an Adult Education class, even if they already hold an HSE or high school diploma, to brush up on college and career readiness skills to advance to college, military, apprenticeships, certification training or a career. Region 10 Adult Education classes also administer the Accuplacer for entrance into Ivy Tech Community College.

More than 23,000 adults in Region 10 do not hold a high school diploma or equivalency. According to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, a high school graduate earns about $7,000 more per year than a non-graduate. Classes are offered in Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties in Southern Indiana.

To enroll, please call 812-981-3777. Visit Region 10 Adult Education online at www.region10adulteducation.com

The Scott County Economic Development Corporation serves as the Region 10 Adult Education service provider and the fiscal agent. 

Region 10 Adult Education Plans to Double Enrollment in Five Years with Community Support

According to the Indiana Business Research Center, American Community Survey 2010-1014, released by the U.S. Census Bureau in December 2015, there are 22,396 adults aged 18-64 without a high school diploma or equivalent (HSE) in Region 10 (Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties). Of those, 4,941 are between the ages 18-24, and 17,455 are between the ages 25-64. Most of these adults can improve their level of education by enrolling in a free adult education class.

The goal for adult education in Indiana is to double its enrollment in the next five years. In Region 10, the enrollment in five years should be at least 2,000 students. In order to reach that goal, every adult education program and the community it serves will need to work hard to bring new students into the free classes.

Portrait of a mature student taking notes with others in lecture in collegeFortunately, our schools are doing a good job, and the high school graduation rates are climbing each year. However, there are still too many people in our community who do not possess a high school diploma or equivalency (HSE). Some have been home schooled and did not take the final assessments; some had personal problems with poverty, drugs, alcohol or violence; some moved away and did not finish their high school education when they returned; and some received a certificate of completion instead of a diploma. There are numerous barriers that prevent people from graduating, but in adult education, the goal is to take a person at their current level and assist them in overcoming the barriers to acquire the high school equivalency and transition to postsecondary education or training that will lead to a self-sustaining occupation.

Many people who enroll in adult education are ready to pass the HSE within six to eight weeks. Each student begins by taking a short assessment which tells exactly which areas the student needs to work on to reach the level of passing. Adult education is customized for the learner. Each student uses an individual learning plan, works at his or her own speed, and can work at home when class is not in session. The more time students put into this work, the faster they are ready to pass the HSE exam. The exam consists of five sections: Math, Social Studies, Science, Reading and Writing. The HSE is a rigorous exam, and passing all parts of the test is equal to receiving a high school diploma.

Classes also consist of career assessments and workplace readiness skills in preparation for employment. Transition Specialists and other agency partners assist the students (many who already have a diploma) with workplace preparation skills such as resume writing, job searches, job applications and interviewing skills. Adult education students can be referred to WorkOne, Goodwill, Vocational Rehabilitation, Literacy, and other Consortium partnering agencies who are committed to helping adults reach their academic and career goals. Adult education students can also prepare for college, using online tools to help them pass Accuplacer, the entrance exam for Ivy Tech Community College.

As the Director of Adult Education in Region 10, I challenge the citizens in our six county area to spread the word to family members, coworkers, neighbors and friends that adult education offers free classes to help adults obtaining the HSE and prepare for postsecondary training and employment. When our workforce is better educated and trained, our entire community benefits. Class information is available by calling 812-981-3777 or online at:

Angela Kirlin, Region 10 Adult Education Director

Angela Kirlin, Region 10 Adult Education Director

The Scott County Economic Development Corporation serves as the Region 10 Adult Education service provider and fiscal agent.

by Angela Kirlin

Angela Kirlin is the Adult Education Director for Region 10 which includes Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties.

Get Inspired to Finish Your Degree at the College Comebacker Fair

The following is a press release from the Scott County Community Foundation:

Life happens. Sometimes obstacles prevent us or people we know from finishing our educational goals. If you or someone you know has started college but had to hit the pause button, you are invited to a College Comebacker Fair at the Mid-America Science Park. The event will be held Tuesday, Feb. 23 at Mid-America Science Park, from 9 to 11 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.

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The College Comebacker Fair will take place in Scottsburg on Feb. 23.

Representatives will be on hand from Ivy Tech Community CollegeIndiana University SoutheastScott County Community FoundationScott County Partnership and WorkOne to share resources on how you can get back on track to finish your degree or certification. Meet with other adults and be inspired to go back to school. Refreshments will be served.

View the event flyer here. The Mid-America Science Park is located at 821 S. Lake Road South in Scottsburg.

The College Comebacker Fair is a result of the Education Matters Southern Indiana initiative. Through this collaboration, the Scott County Community Foundation has partnered with the community foundations in Clark, Floyd, Harrison and Washington counties to increase the number of adults who have a degree or certification.

Another College Comebacker Fair will be held Thursday, Feb. 25 from 4-7 p.m. at Ivy Tech Community College’s Ogle Hall, Horseshoe Community Room, in Sellersburg, for those who cannot attend the Scott County fair.

More information on resources can be found at www.educationmatterssi.org, through email at info@educationmatterssi.org, or by calling 812-625-7501.

Ivy Tech to Hold Open House at MASPark on June 12

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Ivy Tech Community College will host an Open House on Friday, June 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend to learn more about dual credit opportunities for high school students, training certificates, academic courses, and the Welding Institute that are available to local residents.

Education & Training Opportunities:

  • Academic Courses
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Welding Institute
  • Dual Credit Courses

This will be a great opportunity to speak to Ivy Tech staff and get a chance to tour our Welding and Training labs.

Light refreshments will be served. If you have any questions please contact: Kristy Holsapple, Site Coordinator at (812) 752-4327 or kholsapple5@ivytech.edu.