The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has approved a new High School Equivalency Diploma program (HSED) to be offered by the YWCA Southeast Wisconsin.
The new program will be housed in the YWCA’s Community Adult Learning Lab (334 W Brown Street), which already serves as a Pearson Vue testing center and offers adults GED Certificate classes, one-on-one instruction, and financial education.
“Adding the HSED program to our list of services gives us yet another way we can help people access better job opportunities,” said Paula Penebaker, president & CEO of the YWCA Southeast Wisconsin. “We have a great team assembled with the experience to deliver a strong program.”
The YWCA is partnering with the Adult Learning Center to offer remediation classes for clients who struggle to obtain passing grades. The partnership will allow the YWCA to maximize resources and serve a large amount of clients while still having the staff and volunteers available for individualized support as needed.
New HSED clients who wish to pursue higher education after completing the program will also benefit from the YWCA’s ongoing relationship with MATC, which provides two instructors for the YWCA’s Community Adult Learning Lab.
The program start date is to be determined.