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Adult Learners

Programs and Services

Wherever you are on your career path, we have a program that can help you go to the next level.

If you know the career you are interested in, see if we have a program that can help you pursue it here.

If you need help accessing job training, education, job placement or other workforce services, connect with us online here.

Please visit the American Job Center scheduling system to schedule your virtual appointment with an AJC partner today.

If you want to explore careers, there are two tools below you can use to help you decide which career path(s) to take:

  1. Virtual Job Shadow
  2. Career Coach

We can help you:

National External Diploma Program (NEDP)

OSSE provides state oversight of the National External Diploma Program (NEDP) in the District of Columbia and supports DC NEDP sites and works in collaboration with the DC Public Schools and the DC Public Charter School Board to implement the NEDP.  The NEDP allows District adults to demonstrate their high school level skills by applying their life and work experiences in real life contexts. Each candidate must demonstrate mastery of the NEDP competencies that are aligned to the College and Career Readiness standards.

DC NEDP Sites:

  1. Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School
  2. Ballou STAY Senior High School
  3. Briya Public Charter School
  4. Four Walls Career and Technical Education Center
  5. Living Wages of Washington
  6. Roosevelt STAY Senior High School
  7. Southern Baptist Church

Nationally, the NEDP is managed by the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS) National Office. Learn more information about the NEDP.

What industry are you interested in?

OSSE Adult and Family Education and the DC Workforce Investment Council (WIC) are pleased to share information about providers funded to offer Integrated Education and Training (IE&T) to District residents in the WIC’s high-demand industries:

  • Business Administration and Information Technology
  • Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Infrastructure (Energy and Utilities, Energy Efficient Technology and Transportation and Logistics)
  • Law and Security

Which local program best meets your needs?

OSSE funds 12 providers to offer District residents access to Integrated Education and Training (IE&T):

  1. Academy of Hope Public Charter School
  2. Briya Public Charter School
  3. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington
  4. Congress Heights Community Training and Development Corporation
  5. Four Walls Career and Technical Education Center
  6. Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) Career Academy
  7. Opportunities Industrialization Center-DC
  8. So Others Might Eat (SOME) Center for Employment Training
  9. Southeast Welding Center, Inc. 
  10. The Family Place, Inc. 
  11. YouthBuild Public Charter School
  12. YWCA National Capital Region