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learn-01.pngContinuing your education can help you get back to work or switch careers. Having a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma can help you get started. Learning specialized skills, earning a career certificate and professional development will set you apart and help you get the job you want.

Participating in the following education and learning activities can help you earn hours toward your Gateway to Work requirement:
  • Adult education (General Education Diploma/High School Equivalency).
    • Preparing to take the High School Equivalency test.
    • Attending educational classes beyond high school.
    • Attending other general education classes or training from a not-for-profit, public institution or Gateway to Work partner.
  • General education.
    • This includes taking budgeting, computer skills, gardening or cooking classes.
  • College level courses.
  • Job skills training.
  • Vocational education or training.
  • English as a Second Language education.
 

Resources for You

HELPlink
We want to help you succeed. You can find a listing of educational organizations in your area through the MDwise HELPlink program. These organizations can help you with your GED, HSE, career training, job training and more.
 
High School Equivalency Exam
We know that a high school education is a substantial factor in a your success. To help you successfully attain your high school equivalency degree (HSE), we will give eligible members a voucher to take the HSE exam for free. We will also allow you to retake the exam up to three times at no additional cost. To learn more about the HSE exam voucher, call MDwise customer service at 800.356.1204 or 317.630.2831 in the Indianapolis area.
 
MDwise U
Education is the foundation of a successful career and work life. To enable members toward future career success, we launched MDwiseU. MDwise members have a range of needs and availability. MDwiseU is a flexible option. Courses and modules can be accessed anywhere, anytime to combat barriers such as transportation, care taking, shift-work and more. 

Through a partnership with Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), MDwise members can complete a variety of modules centered around career success. Modules will help members explore their values, strengths and interest in relation to degrees and careers; develop an academic plan that connects them with careers; graduate with a solid plan for further professional goals; and be employed in a career they are passionate about. Module topics include resume building, networking, internships, interviewing and more.