Flexible and Innovative

Adult Pathways System


Flexible and Innovative Adult Pathways System

HEA assists community partners in developing Initiatives to provide pathways to high-demand post-secondary credentials, advanced careers, and increased earnings while responding to the workforce needs of local industry.

Our Adult Education Office is located at
1396 Benham Avenue, Suite A
Elkhart, IN 46516
(574) 970-5820

HEA Adult Education Office

Adult Education Office

1396 Benham Avenue, Suite A
Elkhart, IN 46516
(574) 970-5820

Certified Production Technician Program

Local industry identified the Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) apprenticeship program as the best strategy to create the skilled workforce that industries need. Apprenticeships have the potential to be one of the most powerful solutions to current workforce challenges. They provide companies with employees learning new skills on the job. They also create growth and advancement incentives for employees to earn higher wages and advanced credentials. The Certified Production Technician program is the first component of the IMT apprenticeship program. It serves as a foundation to move workers into higher-level careers.

HSE and Literacy Programs

Our High School Equivalency (HSE) program is a hybrid educational delivery model. It integrates online learning with classroom instruction, ensuring flexibility and adaptability. It also provides consistent support and opportunities to build positive relationships with peers and instructors. Through collaboration with libraries, businesses, and community agencies, we are able to offer our program at locations across the county. We provide convenient access to computer labs for online education.

Literacy: Our literacy programs provide additional support by pairing students with tutors in the community. Tutors work with adult learners to develop core literacy skills required to progress through the HSE program.

English Language Learning Programs

Our ELL program uses the online program Burlington English, along with class instruction, tutoring, and mentoring. The online program includes instruction to improve standard and workplace English language skills. The goal of the ELL program is to increase skills to the level needed to enroll in the HSE program and to pursue an industry-recognized credential or post-secondary degree.

HEA’s Model of Change

Child and Family

HEA builds the capacity of the adults that interact with children.

Early Learning

With a strong foundation, young people are able to become lifelong learners.

Student Pathways

Developing a strong and aligned talent pipeline for our community.

Adult Pathways

Building pathways to high-demand careers and higher earning potential.