The Department of Workforce Development awarded both state and federal Adult Education funds to the Center of Workforce Innovations (CWI) in the amount of $2,383,114 for the Northwest Indiana region.
The award will run from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 and will be used to support free adult learning opportunities such as Adult Basic Education (ABE), High School Equivalency (HSE-formerly known as GED) preparation, integrated education, English Language Learning, and Community Justice adult education services.
Several adult education providers who will benefit from the funds including Gary Community School Corporation , School City of Hammond, Merrillville School Corporation, Lake Ridge Schools Corporation, School City of East Chicago, Neighbors’ Educational Opportunities (NEO), and Michigan City Area Schools, and CWI Learning Centers in Crown Point, Lowell, Hobart, Tri-Town, Chesterton, Valparaiso, Demotte, Rensselaer, Knox, and Winamac, as well as two area correctional facility programs in Northwest Indiana.
“Adult education programs will be available on a year-round basis, providing day and evening hours. In addition to basic educational brush-up assistance, English language, and HSE preparation, many of the locations will include career and employment assistance,” said Miche Grant, Vice President of Technology, Data, and Learning Initiatives at CWI.