Adult Education & Career Training

RECEIVE THE EDUCATION AND TRAINING REQUIRED FOR TODAY’S WORKFORCE

We partner with organizations throughout Central Indiana who offer adult basic education training and occupational skills trainings. You can further your education through English Language Learning (ELL) courses or through High School Equivalency (HSE) courses offered for free by local providers or go into occupational skills training and take one of the many Next Level Job training courses listed below.

Career Training

Do you want an in-demand, high-paying job? Consider building skills through education or training opportunities.

Check out our list of available trainings and other job training resources below. You can access training funding directly from WorkOne Indy or directly from the training providers.

Ease Your Transition

Career training can help you make an easier transition to new industries and career fields.

Stand Out to Employers

Career training can add the skills and confidence to stand out to hiring employers.

Additional Job Training Resources

180 Skills

180 Skills provides manufacturing and workforce skills training that align with real jobs. Learn the skills you need to meet the needs of today’s manufacturing employers.

DWD Resources

Check out additional job training resources from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

Job Seeker Tools

WorkOne Indy has additional job seeker tools and resources available to help you advance your career.

Next Level Jobs

The Workforce Ready Grant, from the State of Indiana, is a new financial aid opportunity to help working-age adults gain the skills they need to advance their career.

High School Education & English Language Learning

Interested in furthering your education? These providers offer free education courses for any Marion County resident.

Offers both High School Equivalency & English Language Learning Courses
Offers English Language Learning (ELL) Courses
Offers High School Equivalency (HSE) Courses
Offers High School Diploma Courses

Meet our Adult Education Programs & Providers

Indy Reads

Specialties: Learn to Read and Write, Learn English, High School Equivalency, Customer Service Certification

Phone: (317) 275-4038

Website: indyreads.org  

Indy Reads Community Classrooms provide the full range of adult education – learning how to read, to speak English, getting your High School Equivalency (GED), or getting a job – to adults at all skill levels in Marion County. We will work with you to create a learning plan that fits your needs. You’ll have the support of instructors, tutors, and AmeriCorps members as you complete individualized lessons. Classes are held online 6 hours per week.

Marian University

Specialties: High School Equivalency, English Language Learning, free training programs: Construction, Hospitality/Culinary, Logistics, IT, and more

Phone: (317) 602-3260 

Website: Project Build Website, Application 

Grow your skills!  

Project Build – Marian University’s high quality adult education and training program is offering free face-to-face and online classes. Customize your learning experience to fit your schedule and your goals. Take advantage of expert tutors and instructors who can help you master any coursework. We offer classes throughout Marion County: 37 Place, Edna Martin Christian Center, PACE, Flanner House, Hope Center Indy, and Marian University. Find out what you’re made of!

The Excel Center

Specialties: High School Diploma, college credit,

industry-recognized certifications, life coaching, transportation assistance, free on-site childcare

Phone: (317) 524-3925

Website: excelcenter.org


Since 2010, The Excel Center® has helped thousands of graduates increase their earning potential with a free Indiana Core 40 high school diploma. Operated by Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana, The Excel Center provides support services such as on-site child care, transportation assistance, and college credit and industry-recognized certification courses – all at no cost.

Warren Township

Specialties: Adult Basic Education, High School

Equivalency Preparation and Testing, Career Trainings, and English Language Learning

Phone: (317) 532-5614

Website: adulteducation.warren.k12.in.us

MSD of Warren Township’s Adult Education is a learning program to help adults refresh and improve academic skills needed to prepare to pass the High School Equivalency, prepare for college, enroll in career training, help children with homework, or review content before entering the workforce. Classes are FREE of charge and are offered at multiple locations and times.

Washington Township

Specialties: Adult Education, English Language Learning, High School Equivalency Preparation and Testing, Career Training, Life Coaching, citizenship classes,

Phone: (317) 259-5275

Website: indyadulted.com

Washington Township is a full-fledged adult education program. We serve ELL and ABE students. Our program is an official TASC/HSE testing site. We offer career training classes and life coaching to assist and aid in students reaching their goals. We help students with citizenship classes and partner with businesses to serve the public demand for jobs and educational credentials.

Wayne Township

Specialties: English Language Learning, High School Equivalency, HSE Bootcamp, Career Training in healthcare, welding, HVAC, truck driving, QuickBooks, CompTIA, and paraprofessional

Phone: (317) 988-7975

Website: adulted.info

Wayne Township Adult Education (WTAE)’s mission is passionate about

helping our students achieve their personal, educational, and career

goals.  We find our students to be highly motivated and focused on advancing in life.  Without a doubt, it is our belief that all students will succeed.  We pursue a customized pathway for success in partnership with our students.  We offer classes in Hendricks, Morgan, and Marion counties.

YMCA of Greater Indianapolis

Specialties: Child & Youth Care Worker and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certifications

Contact: YMCA_WD@indymca.org

Website: indymca.org

The adult education grant provides the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis an opportunity to scale its workforce development program, Project Connect, throughout Marion County. As a new provider, the Y seeks to provide high quality adult education opportunities for young adults and adults in our communities that need our support.  Project Connect, the Y’s adult education program, targets adults 18 years or older who are unemployed or under-employed.

Martin University

Specialties: Adult Education, career certifications, college credit

Phone: (317) 917-3308

Website: martin.edu

In 2015, Martin University launched its ability to benefit (ATB) program where persons without a high school diploma or equivalent can enroll in 1 of 3 career pathways: bookkeeping, early childhood education, or Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS). Each program is 60 credit hours long, providing students with foundational skills in writing, math, computer literacy, and college success. Students earning a high school degree while in the program may transfer credits towards a Martin bachelor’s degree.