(MARIETTA, OH) Ohio Department of Education (ODE) has reduced the age requirement from 22 to 20 years old for the Adult Diploma Program. This program provides a pathway available to any Ohio resident age 20 or older without a high school diploma. It gives the student a route to earn an ODE-issued high school diploma through three academic assessments called WorkKeys, in addition to receiving free training/credentialing for in-demand jobs through Adult Tech at the Washington County Career Center. This is all offered at no cost to the student.
Students do not need to pass the OGT/Proficiency test, and no minimum number of High School credits are required.
Students can select from the following programs available at the Washington County Career Center – Adult Technical Training:
CDL Class A
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC/R)
Medical Billing & Coding Specialist
State Tested Nursing Assistant (S.T.N.A.)
Tony Huffman, WCCC superintendent, commented, “In a state of approximately 11 million people, Ohio has over 1 million and Washington County has over 6,000 residents who do not have a high school diploma due to drop out. The Adult Diploma Program is a free two-for-one in that simultaneously, the individual earns both a certificate of completion/workforce credential and their high school diploma. It’s an amazing opportunity for any local Ohio non-high school graduate resident age 20 or older. Give us a call to find out more.”
For more information on the ASPIRE Adult Diploma Program, visit www.mycareerschool.com/ohios-option or call 1.740.885.5990. The Washington County Career Center is located at 21740 State Route 676 in Marietta, Ohio.