High School Equivalency Program GED Recognition Ceremony

Publish Date: 
May 24, 2014

SALINAS, Calif. - On Saturday, May 31, 2014 the High School Equivalency Program (HEP) at Hartnell College will hold a special GED Recognition Ceremony at 12:30 p.m. inside the Hartnell College Gymnasium at 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA.

This year, 100 students will graduate the program, staying within our goals of 70% graduation rate. The HEP graduates hold an 80% placement rate into postsecondary education, vocational training or improved employment. Cities served include Castroville, Salinas, Chualar, Soledad, and King City with 100% migrant adults and 70% Spanish-speaking served.

The High School Equivalency Program at Hartnell College has helped over 600 students earn their high school equivalency (HSE) since 2006. The HEP Grant is made possible by a five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education to Hartnell College. This is the second five-year grant cycle the college has received, making this the eighth year of HEP at Hartnell.

The HEP Grant hopes to serve an additional 300 migrant, farm-working adults so they attain a HSE and achieve better employment, enter career/technical training, or secondary education.

HEP partners with adult schools in Salinas and Soledad, with the Monterey County Office of Education - Migrant Education Region 16 and Alternative Education, Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas, Mission Trails ROP, the Office of Employment Training (OET), Center for Employment Training (CET), Alisal Community Center-Healthy Start, Salinas Even-Start, and Hartnell College student services and programs.

For more information on the High School Equivalency Program at Hartnell College, call the HEP office at 831-770-7070.


Hartnell Community College District

The Hartnell CCD serves over 15,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides workforce training, basic skills courses, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world class STEM education, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities, and athletics. We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visitwww.hartnell.edu.