SCC Honored at Adult Education Day

Southeastern Career Center Director of Adult Education April Johnson. (Provided Photo)

(Indianapolis, IN) – The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) and Indiana Association for Adult and Continuing Education recently honored Hoosier adult learners and employers at the 2024 Adult Education Day ceremony at the Statehouse.

During the ceremony, 16 business partners were recognized for offering adult education classes to their staff. Employers were honored for one or more of the following:

  • Providing employees’ wages for attending adult education classes;
  • Supplying classroom space and computers or other technology to support students;
  • Providing other classroom materials and supplies;
  • Funding the cost to pay teachers and instructors; and
  • Offering permanent employment to workers who successfully completed classes.

The Southeastern Career Center (SCC) in Versailles was one of the Business Partner Recognition honorees. Director of Adult Education April Johnson accepted the award on behalf of the Career Center (pictured).

SCC’s adult education program includes C.N.A. and Welding classes. If you want to enroll, you must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent unless you are currently enrolled in a HSE program. Click here to learn more.

“Adult Education is a proven way of ensuring job seekers and employers’ workforce needs in new and existing industry sectors across the state are met,” said DWD Commissioner Richard Paulk. “I’m thankful to celebrate the many accomplishments of every learner, provider and employer here today.”

Through numerous programs, adult education students earn credentials, receive post-secondary education, achieve sustainable employment and reach economic self-sufficiency.

In Indiana, 70% of adult learners are employed after earning their HSE and experience an average wage increase of more than $8,800 annually.

Between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023, approximately 3,808 Hoosier adult learners earned their high school equivalency.

There are more than 250 adult education class locations – in-person or online – in the state offering students opportunities to increase skills, learn English, access training, obtain industry-recognized credentials and earn a higher-paying job.

Adult Education programming is administered by DWD and has a presence in all of Indiana’s 92 counties. Indiana is among the nation’s top states in multiple adult education categories:

  • 1 for student achievement and growth, with Indiana leading the nation for the last five years in student achievement;
  • 3 for the number of high school equivalency diplomas awarded; and
  • 3 for career-based certifications awarded.