The state of Indiana and local businesses are looking to help Hoosier adults finish their college degrees. Governor Mike Pence and Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers, along with other business and government leaders, have kicked off the "You Can. Go Back." campaign.
The goal of the campaign is to help 750,000 adults in Indiana complete their degrees. It is part of a statewide effort to increase the percentage of Hoosiers with education beyond high school to 60 percent in 2025.
"We want to improve the quality of our workforce, and help put Hoosiers on a path to even greater success," said Pence. "To achieve this goal, it is imperative that we look beyond our K-12 pipeline. Our ‘You Can. Go Back.’ campaign will encourage a continuing education that helps working Hoosiers meet the qualifications of the fastest growing, high-wage jobs that will provide opportunity and improve lives."
The Commission for Higher Education is offering various special programs and incentives to help adults transition back to college. Some of those incentives include $1,000 scholarships, flexible class schedules and online courses and tuition discounts.
"Many adults who started a degree or credential but didn’t finish have a strong desire to return to college, but they don’t know where to start," said Lubbers. "’You Can. Go Back.’ will guide students through the process of returning to school and give them the support they need to be successful."
You can find out more about the "You Can. Go Back." campaign by clicking here.