Working together through continuous learning to improve the quality of life for all in DeKalb County, Indiana
An education initiative of the Community Foundation of DeKalb County

Adult Education & Training Resources

Programs & Services

Be Someone Now

Phone: 260-421-5000

Be Someone Now (BSON) is a program of SCAN, Inc. BSON serves young adults, ages 16-21 years old, who have dropped out of high school and are interested in earning, or already pursuing, their High School equivalency diploma. BSON provides training, testing fees, tutoring, and tuition assistance.



209 N. Jackson Street; Auburn, IN 46706

Phone: 260-423-3546

Weekly workshops on life skills.

Brightpoint helps communities, families, and individuals remove the causes and conditions of poverty.


Career One Stop

The Department of Labor’s Career One Stop website contains links to self-assessments to assist in exploring careers, as well as training and education information.


College for Adults

The College for Adults website provides resources and information about choosing careers, choosing colleges and training, financial aid, and much more.



Phone: 855-927-7963

Crosswinds is a faith-based organization, created to provide everyday families with the resources and options they might need to overcome unique family situations and struggles. Their in-home family counseling staff will come to your home, provide help, and work with you to strengthen your family.



The Department of Education’s Free Application for Federal Financial Aid.

Contact your local college’s financial aid office for more information about costs and financial aid availability specific to your program of interest.


Fort Wayne Community Schools and Neighborhood Connection

Fort Wayne Community Schools and Neighborhood Connection offers affordable, high quality life-long learning opportunities. Access their website and click on “Courses Offered”.


Freedom Academy

Freedom Academy offers workforce skills training, nationally recognized certifications, and on-site training for business and industry.


High School Equivalency (GED) Prep, Adult Education, and ESL Classes

Contact Impact Institute at 1-888-349-0250, or ask at your DeKalb County Library.

For Class Locations, HSE Test Schedules, HSE Information, or HSE Testing Services, please visit:


Impact Institute

1607 Dowling Street; Kendallville, IN 46755

Phone: 1-888-349-0250

The mission of Impact Institute is to ensure delivery of foundational skills development, career pathways, and academic and career counseling services to adults and out-of-school youth for the purposes of employment, reemployment, or enhanced employment.

Adult Education works with individuals in Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben and Whitley County.


Indiana Tech

Indiana Institute of Technology’s College of Professional Studies is designed for working adults who want to further their education while taking evening, weekend, or online classes. Many of the degree programs offered are aligned with the needs of its community.


Information Hotline 2-1-1

One number. One easy way to find help. Dial 2-1-1 for free, confidential 24-hour information and referral assistance.



INSPIRE is Indiana’s Virtual Library. INSPIRE is a collection of academic databases and other information resources that can be accessed by Indiana residents using any computer equipped with an Internet Protocol (IP) address located in Indiana and a Web browser such as Firefox or Internet Explorer.



Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne is committed to creating an environment that enhances learning by recognizing the inherent worth of all individuals at the university. Learning starts in the classroom, but continues with the kind of hands on experience that employers want. Whether you’re looking to advance your career or start a new career path altogether, IPFW offers courses, certificates, programs, and degrees to fit your specific needs.


Ivy Tech Northeast

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities.


Job Search

Check out this website for information about resumes, interviews, and more.


Learn More Indiana

Toll Free: 1-800-992-2076

Learn More Indiana offers a variety of helpful resources- in print, in person, online, and on the phone- to help all Hoosiers from kindergarteners to adults turn their college and career dreams into reality.


Purdue Extension DeKalb County

Purdue Extension DeKalb County offers research based information to the public about nutrition, health and wellness, child development and parenting, family resource management, agriculture, and natural resources.


Trine University

For working adults, Trine offers associate degree programs in business and technology; bachelor’s degree programs in business, engineering, technology, and the humanities; master’s degree programs in criminal justice and leadership; and a doctor of physical therapy program.

Apply FREE to any of their highly recognized associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree programs.


University of Saint Francis

The University of Saint Francis offers associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates. With small class sizes, personal attention, and the freedom to explore your options, a USF education has a lot to offer.


WorkOne Northeast

936 W. 15th Street; Auburn, IN 46706

Phone: 260-925-0142

The WorkOne center is the heart of the workforce development system. It’s where service delivery partners connect with customers, and with each other. WorkOne helps people find a new or better job, choose a career, find a good employee, access training, or get the information needed to succeed in today’s ever-evolving workplace.

No Cost Workshops! Go to and click on “location” (underneath “No Cost Workshops Available”) to see the “Northeast Counties Workshop Schedule”. How to apply for a job, ace the interview or improve your computer skills – just a few of the workshops offered at no cost. For those unemployed or employed!


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