LANSING – To help Michiganders adult education, the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) has launched a new online tool.
The Adult Education Services Locator enables users to perform custom searches and identify a variety of school equivalence programs, resources, and equivalence testing centers available nationwide.
“There are more than 100 recognized adult education programs in Michigan, and the new adult education service search tool makes it easier than ever for Michigandians in all 83 counties to find programs nearby to continue their education,” said Stephanie Beckhorn, LEO- Director of the Employment and Training Bureau. “Connecting Michigan residents with educational opportunities is an essential first step in creating a meaningful career path.”
Adult education programs enable more than 15,000 without diplomas to make advances in education annually, creating avenues to better jobs and financial stability.
Linking adults to these educational opportunities also helps fill the skill gap that challenges the success of Michigan businesses and the prosperity of the state.
The Adult Education Services Locator, available at Michigan.gov/LearnMoreEarnMore, allows visitors to search for a variety of services – including adult basic education, adult secondary education, English as a second language, and workplace literacy – related to their services city or zip code .
The Adult Education Services Locator also assists those interested in testing to achieve their high school equivalence. The free online tool allows users to be connected to any of the more than 390 test centers in the state that offer these services.
Improving access to adult education will support the state’s efforts to “get more information, earn more” to enable adults to improve their educational skills – particularly math, reading and / or writing – a college degree to acquire or better speak English. A better educated workforce benefits Michigan workers, employers, and communities.
Expanding access to adult education is in line with Michigan’s goal of increasing the number of working-age adults with a certificate or college degree to 60% by 2030.
For more information on adult education in Michigan, visit Michigan.gov/LearnMoreEarnMore.