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9/8/2019 Workforce
IHCA/INCAL Partners with Graduation Alliance to Skill Up LTC Employees

IHCA/INCAL is excited to announce a new partnership with Graduation Alliance to bring an online diploma and career pathway program to members and their employees. Graduation Alliance is a national provider of online high school diploma completion programming, currently operating programs focused on adult high school diploma completion and career pathway development through a state-funded program in Indiana.

Programs include enrollment services, transcript analysis, learning plan development, standard high school curriculum offered online, including career pathways and industry-recognized credentials, and culminate in an accredited high school diploma recognized by employers, post-secondary institutions, and the military. Participants are supported by teachers, tutors (available 24x7), academic coaches, and a career services team to help facilitate transitions to employment or post-secondary education and training.

Each participant in the program completes an employability skills course and earns an Employability Skills Certificate. They also select an industry-recognized credential from the State’s promoted credential list in their chosen career pathway. Credentials relevant to this partnership include OSHA 10 – Healthcare, OSHA 10 – Culinary, or ServSafe Food Manager.

Participants may receive high school credit for completing CNA certification through the local employer. Currently employed participants also have the opportunity to earn high school credit for work experience.

IHCA/INCAL members are encouraged to save the date for Thursday, November 7 at 1 p.m. EST for an introductory program webinar. In this webinar, participants will learn about:  

?        The economic and career challenges individuals without a high school diploma face

?        The Indiana Workforce Diploma program goals

?        How the Indiana Workforce Diploma program can be made available to current employees at no cost to the employee or employer

?        Demographics of participants in similar programs

?        Workforce outcomes of graduates from similar programs

?        Process for referring under-educated employees to the program

?        Process for working with Graduation Alliance to receive graduate referrals

Additional webinar details and a link to register will be shared soon. Questions about the partnership can be directed to Emily Berger at eberger@ihca.org.