HEA supports our partners in developing immediate solutions to the current shortage of qualified workers through our innovative adult pathways programs. An unprecedented collaboration between industry, adult education programs, government, and post-secondary institutions is leading to new opportunities for all adults, regardless of educational level, to pursue meaningful career pathways or advance their current careers.
In 2018, Elkhart County was named a Lumina Talent Hub based on our work to advance educational attainment. Through our partnership with Lumina, our Talent Hub network has worked to close attainment gaps and ensure fair access to the support that leads to post-secondary success, with a focus on increasing postsecondary attainment of Latinx adults, adults with Limited English Proficiency, and low-income adults in our community. This has resulted in the expansion of our ENL program in partnership with Goshen College, the launch of bilingual certification programs, a partnership with Ivy Tech Community College and Goshen College to employ a bilingual career coach, and most recently the opportunity to complete the HSE in Spanish.