The fourth Tri-Rivers Adult Diploma Welding program graduation was held Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 in the RAMTEC Legacy Room at Tri-Rivers Career Center.
Students earning the state-issued high school diploma included: John Baylous, William Dunn, Samantha Frazier, Taylor Johstone, Justin Leong and Nathan VanBuskirk.
The Adult Diploma Program provides job training and a new pathway for adults, ages 22 or older, to earn a high school diploma AND industry credentials aligned to one of Ohio’s in-demand jobs.
What makes this program different from a traditional high school setting is the delivery of instruction to adults. Instead of measuring academic achievement through clock hours, seat time or credits earned, the focus is on a competency-based approach that provides a self-paced option. Once competencies have been learned, adults then demonstrate mastery of skill. Each eligible adult works with the provider to create a customized student success plan.
In order for students to get into the program they do not have to pass OGT/Proficiency test, however, they are required to pass the ACT WorkKeys.
Currently Tri-Rivers offers the program with Welding Skills training; however, they will be expanding it to include skills areas such as healthcare.
For more information call Holly at 740-389-8590.