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ARIN Intermediate Unit 28, Adult Education
ARIN Center for Education
ARIN Intermediate Unit 28
Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
ARIN IU 28 Center for Education provides a variety of educational services for adults in Armstrong and Indiana Counties. Offerings include: Adult Basic Education (ABE), GED/HiSET Test Preparation, HiSET Testing Center, English as a Second Language (ESL) for adults, one-to-one and small group tutoring and workforce education. ARIN Center for Education is an integral part of ARIN IU 28, dedicated to providing quality educational services to learners of all ages.
ARIN operates on a $26.0 million budget. Funding is from various local, state and federal sources. In most cases, the budgets are built on allocations or competitive grants received from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and elsewhere. ARIN's cooperative-based programs and consortia give districts and communities access to quality alternatives that might otherwise be too costly for a single district.
724.463.5300, ext. 2307
Armstrong and Indiana Counties
Adult Basic Education (ABE): For adults who are interested in improving their basic skills in reading, writing, or math.
English as a Second Language (ESL): For adults learning the English language.
GED/HiSET Test Preparation: For adults who are interested in preparing for the GED or HiSET Exam and are looking to obtain their high school equivalency diploma.
Literacy Program: Trains volunteer tutors and matches them with adults who need basic education, GED/HiSET preparation, or ESL instruction.
Adult Education, GED, HiSET, Diploma, HSE, High School Equivalency Diploma, Tutor, Tutoring, Education, Virtual
8:00 am - 4:15 pm / Monday through Friday
Fees/Cost for Services
Varies depending upon program or service.
How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call 724-463-5300, ext. 2307 for information about any of the programs offered by the ARIN Center for Education
Yes. Meets ADA Requirements.
Interested in becoming a volunteer? ARIN Center for Education is always looking for qualified individuals to tutor and support the local adult education programs in both Armstrong and Indiana Counties. Adult learners come from diverse backgrounds and can benefit from a variety of learning methods and strategies. Support may be needed for high school equivalency preparation, English as a Second Language acquisition, and development of basic employment skills. Current opportunities available: Small group tutoring, one-on-one tutoring, classroom aides, program support, in-person and virtually (Zoom, Facetime, etc.) Tutor Requirements: Tutoring commitment of at least three hours weekly, four year post secondary degree or high school diploma (or equivalency), completion of tutor training