Return 2 Learn’ event offers guidance for adults ready to continue their education
LOGANSPORT, Ind. — Ivy Tech Community College and Trine University Logansport are sponsoring a “Return 2 Learn” event in Logansport Thursday, Oct. 5. The event is aimed at encouraging area residents to continue their education, no matter where they are in their pursuit, and to offer the information and resources they need to get back on track.
The event is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Logansport/Cass County Public Library. Area high school seniors and their parents are invited to attend, along with adults who are wanting to either complete their high school equivalency or pursue a college degree.
“This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing a better future by continuing their education,” said Suzanne Dillman, associate vice chancellor of Student Affairs for Ivy Tech’s Logansport Campus. “Whether you need to complete your high school credential, are seeking better employment options, or are working to succeed in a new country, you will be able to learn more about your educational options at this event.”
Participating agencies, and their areas of interest, include the following:
- Ivy Tech Community College Logansport – certificates, technical certificates and associate degrees
- Trine University – bachelor’s and master’s degrees
- Logansport Community School Corporation Adult Learning Center – HSE (high school equivalency/formerly known as GED) and ESL (English as a Second Language)
- WorkOne Center – information on educational funding opportunities through the Indiana Department of Workforce Development
Ivy Tech and Trine representatives will be focusing on the importance of higher education, with information on various degree programs and the enrollment process as well as options for financing higher education that make going to college more feasible for working adults and parents.
Of particular interest this year are the opportunities being made available through the Indiana Workforce Ready Grant, which pays the tuition and fees to allow qualifying working-age Hoosiers with high school diplomas to earn certificates in high-demand jobs.
“The Workforce Ready Grant is designed to help meet the state’s need for highly skilled workers to fill in-demand jobs,” Dillman said.
“Statistics indicate 2 million Hoosier adults lack the education and skills needed in the 21st Century workforce,” she continued. “At the same time, retirements and the creation of new jobs will lead to 1 million job openings in Indiana by 2025. For students who qualify, the Workforce Ready Grant will help them get the certifications that can make a big difference in their lives. It’s estimated that, on average, people who earn certificates will make $240,000 more in lifetime earnings over the course of their careers.”
Ivy Tech advisors will be on hand to talk about the requirements to use Workforce Ready money to earn certificates in a wide range of career fields.
For more information on “Return 2 Learn” at the Logansport/Cass County Public Library, contact Suzanne Dillman at 574-398-6090 or firstname.lastname@example.org ; or Betsy Ulrich at 574-516-1218 or email@example.com.
SOURCE: News release from Ivy Tech Community College