• High School Diploma  

    Erie's Public Schools Tech After Hours High School Equivalency Diploma Program 


    Erie’s Public Schools and the Northwest Tri­-County Intermediate Unit 5’s Adult Education and Career Readiness Program are partnering to build a trained workforce. Erie's Public Schools High School Diploma program only accepts students who wish to enter into a Tech After Hours career training program. All others should contact the Northwest Tr-County Intermediate Unit 5 at 734-5610 x7095.

    How does the diploma program work?

    ●    Choose a Tech After Hours career pathway in Auto Mechanics, Culinary Management, Construction Trades, Machine Technologies, Patient Care Assistant, and Welding Technology. 
    ●    Complete the Tech After Hours application.
    ●    Meet with the IU 5 instructor to determine academic needs
    ●    Schedule and start classes to earn a High School Equivalency Diploma and then train for a high demand career!

    Students needing a diploma will choose a career pathway.

    Students may begin training in the Tech After Hours program once they have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency. With the assistance of the Tech After Hours Admissions Counselor, students will choose a career pathway:

    Students who have already earned a High School Diploma will receive academic support from IU5’s Adult Education and Career Readiness Program’s certified instructors.
    All academic support services provided by the Northwest Tri­-County Intermediate Unit 5 Adult Education program are free to qualified students. They are authorized by Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and the Pennsylvania Adult and Family Literacy Education Act 143.

    They are funded through grants from the US Department of Education (AEFLA) and the PA Department of Education (ABLE).