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Tennessee launches program for adults to earn high school equivalency diplomas online

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Posted at 3:20 PM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 16:20:40-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has launched a campaign to bring accessible adult education to Tennesseans.

Adults who did not graduate high school can participate in online course programs that will lead them to a high school equivalency diploma.

“There are still several adult education programs whose classrooms are closed due to COVID-19,” said Jay Baker, interim Assistant Commissioner of Adult Education. “We want everyone interested in improving their math, literacy, and English language skills to know they never have to leave home and they can still work to change their future. And that includes earning a high school equivalency diploma—all of it can be done completely online.”

Every county in Tennessee offers students virtual classes that will prepare them to take the online HiSET exam. Those interested in learning more about the adult education program can call the TDLWD at 800-531-1515 to be connected with a provider in their area.

“Earning a high school equivalency diploma can really change a person’s life,” Baker added. “An adult who has a diploma can earn much higher wages and unlock more opportunities for education and career advancement.”

Tennessee residents can also qualify for a HiSET voucher that covers the costs associated with the exam.