Since 2012, Grace Community Education has offered high school equivilency and vocational education to men incarcerated at Miami Correctional Facility (MCF) in Kokomo, Ind. MCF is one of five Indiana prisons at which Grace offers educational opportunities. A graduation ceremony was recently held for participants at MCF. The following is an article that appeared in the Kokomo Herald on June 2, 2016.
Miami Correctional Facility held a graduation ceremony for offenders who recently completed the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion), formerly known as the General Education Degree (GED).
TASC is the new high school equivalency test that took the place of the GED in January 2014. Also celebrating were 16 additional offenders who completed their College Correspondence courses.
Currently Grace Community Education at Miami Correctional Facility teaches 434 students, which includes 283 ABE (Adult Basic Education)/TASC students, 86 Vocational students and 65 college correspondent students. The college also has a PEER Packet Program, where it tutors inmates who have very low TABE (Test Adult Basic Education) scores – with the objective of advancing these individuals into the regular ABE/TASC classes.
The Keynote speaker for the program was Dr. William Katip, President of Grace College. Since Grace has been teaming with MCF, it has had a total of 434 GED/TASC completers and 308 Vocational completers.
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