Returning to college when you are 25 or older can be challenging, but it can also be one of the best decisions you ever make! Watch our virtual information session video here. Lakeland's Recruitment Center can help adult students:. Lakeland offers over programs which train students in careers that are in demand today.
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Missouri State University
Are you a new or returning student who has been out of high school for three years or more? Do you juggle multiple responsibilities - school, work and family? Whether you are just starting a degree or transferring from another institution, Adult Student Services is here to help your transition to Missouri State go smoothly.
Higher education is accessible to all Ohio residents, not just students graduating from high school. Non-traditional students with personal and professional demands on their time, who want to advance their skills, pursue a new career, or finish a workforce certificate or college degree, can take advantage of many programs designed to work around their unique circumstances. Aspire formerly known as ABLE provides free services for you to sharpen your academic, work and college-readiness skills before or along with continuing your pursuit of a postsecondary degree or workforce certificate. Services include:. When you are prepared to move to the next step, learners have access to a seamless career pathway by easily transitioning to a workforce certificate or degree program. Local Aspire programs collaborate — often co-locating — with Ohio Technical Centers, community colleges, universities and their regional campuses, allowing continued access to services over a lifetime of learning and career advancement.
The University has moved closer to the launch of a new Center for Adult Learner Success CALS beginning in Fall that will offer an innovative infrastructure for adult learners to obtain additional education credentials through both credit and non-credit instruction. Seven grant-funded positions have been posted that will help support the new initiative and range from the director of the center to intake specialists and a marketing manager. CALS will fill an untapped opportunity to assist adults seeking to expand their education through career readiness and advancement opportunities and employers addressing their needs for educating a workforce, both existing and newly hired, with the skills necessary to meet the needs of future workforce environments. In addition to collaborating with employers, the center will provide support and guidance to adult learners in terms of student financial assistance, admissions, registration, advising and IT support. The University is also collaborating with Talent , comprised of 40 organizations including regional businesses and higher education institutions in southern Indiana and the surrounding area. USI has also signed an agreement with Ascend Indiana which fills talent gaps by helping employers access a skilled workforce and individuals pursue meaningful careers. USI is working with Emsi, a labor market data company on a pilot program for Skillabi, a curriculum mapping tool linked to workplace skills assessment. It will be tested with five to six programs over the summer. While the center is new, it will collaborate with a network of existing structures within the University, including advising, admissions, marketing, academics and others. Three strategies will guide the University as it works to identify, enroll, and graduate adult learners.