Community Outreach Fair to be Held February 28

Several organizations from around Southern Indiana are coming together for a Community Outreach Fair on Tuesday, February 28, 1-3 p.m. This is a great opportunity to save time and the hassle of traveling to different locations. Participating organizations include:

  • Life Springs
  • Simmons College
  • Community Action of Southern Indiana
  • Education Matters Southern Indiana
  • Transformation Network
  • Family Health Centers of Southern Indiana
  • KentuckianaWorks College Access Center

The event will be held at The Reisz Center, 1613 East Spring Street, New Albany.

Hosted by Region 10 Adult Education and Scott County Economic Development Corporation. For more information, contact Region 10 Adult Ed at 812-981-3777.

Region 10 Adult Education to Host College & Career Fair on Nov. 22

Region 10 Adult Education is hosting a College & Career Fair at the Reisz Center (1613 East Spring Street, New Albany) on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 1 to 3 p.m. Employers and educators who will be present include: Truck Driver’s Institute (TDI), Indiana Tech, U.S. Military, IUS, Walmart, KentuckianaWorks College Access Center and Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights Joint Apprenticeship Training.

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

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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. 

What is the High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma?

By Angela Kirlin, Region 10 Adult Education Director

The High School Equivalency (HSE) is an alternative for earning a high school diploma. The HSE Diploma can be earned after completing a test based on five subject areas including Math, Reading, Writing, Science and Social Studies.

In 2014, the high school equivalency tests were scheduled to begin gradually increasing in rigor to help students and educators stay focused on fundamentals while increasing the level of knowledge required for a high school level diploma. The High School Equivalency (HSE) is the test students take in Indiana to earn the Indiana High School Equivalency Diploma, issued by the state. The HSE is the test that replaced the GED (General Education Development) in Indiana in January 2014.

Who can take the HSE exam?

  • Anyone living in Indiana for a minimum of 30 days before taking the test.
  • Those who have not already earned a diploma from an accredited high school in the U.S.
  • Students who are no longer enrolled in school and are at least 16 years of age.

How can a person prepare to pass the HSE exam?

How much does it cost to take the HSE exam?

  • $90 which includes all five parts of the test, test scoring, transcripts and diploma.
  • Scholarship funds may be available in some areas to help students offset the cost of the exam.

Adult Education classes are designed to assess an adult student to determine an individual learning plan as well as a career pathway if needed. Learners are allowed to study at their own rate, and they focus on their weakest subjects. As they master one level, they move up to the next level until they demonstrate their readiness to pass the HSE. Students can even work on their own time at home when class is not in session. The instructors are trained to help the adult learners reach their academic and career goals. Math specialists work one-on-one with students who are challenged by the higher level math skills that are required to pass the HSE.

Even after passing the HSE or even after receiving a high school diploma, adults can attend an adult education class to brush up on college and career readiness skills to advance to college, military, apprenticeships, certification training, or a career. Adult Education classes offer numerous online and study materials and administer the Accuplacer for entrance into Ivy Tech Community College.

Angela Kirlin, Region 10 Adult Education Director

Angela Kirlin, Region 10 Adult Education Director

The program employs transition specialists who assist students in making career choices. Adult Education also refers students to various community agencies and resources to assist them in reaching their academic and career goals. WorkOne, Goodwill Southern Indiana, literacy programs, KentuckianaWorks College Access Center, Hope Southern Indiana, the New Albany Housing Authority, the Scott County Partnership, and Vocational Rehabilitation are some of the partnering agencies with Adult Education in Region 10.

As the Adult Education Director for Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties, I invite all adults who are interested in increasing their educational attainment and employment opportunities to call now to come back to school. It is never too late to learn.

Angela Kirlin is the Adult Education Director for the Scott County Economic Development Corporation, serving Economic Growth Region 10 including Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties.

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

Region 10 Adult Education to Host Mini Job Fair April 7

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Region 10 Adult Education will host a Mini Job Fair at the Reisz Center (1613 East Spring Street, New Albany) on Thursday, April 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participating employers include: PESG Staffing, Rauch Inc., Walmart and Facilities Management Services. Please be ready to fill out an application!

 

 

 

 

Visit or contact Region 10 Adult Education at http://www.region10adulteducation.com for more information.

The Scott County Economic Development Corporation serves as the Region 10 Adult Education service provider and the fiscal agent. Region 10 Adult Education serves Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties in Southern Indiana.