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Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Indiana HSE

Career Training & Adult Education

New Indiana Adult Career Readiness Standards

On January 21, 2016, the Indiana Career Council and State Workforce Innovation Council approved new Indiana Adult Career Readiness Standards. Vetted by Hoosier employers, the standards are the essential competencies that all Hoosiers need for sustained employment in any career field…learn more >


Indiana HSE

The Indiana HSE (High School Equivalency) is an alternative for earning a high school diploma. Your HSE Diploma can be earned after completing a test based on five subject areas (math, reading, writing, science and social studies). The skills you are taught and eventually tested on are at the same level as those of graduating high school seniors.


Industry Recognized Certifications

The State Board of Education (SBOE) defines industry recognized credentials as developed or supported by business and industry to verify student mastery of technical skills competencies in an occupational area that aligns with Indiana’s economic sectors and is approved by the Department of Workforce Development (DWD).

In order to identify those industry valued credentials, the DWD combined a list of industry certifications previously recognized by the SBOE with the list of industry certifications used in adult training programs...learn more


Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG)

JAG is a state-based, national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing dropouts among young people who are most at-risk. JAG's mission is to keep young people in school through graduation and provide work-based learning experiences that will lead to career advancement opportunities, or to enroll in a postsecondary institution that leads to a rewarding career.