College Completion Conference Helps Adults Go Back to School

By Rachel Martin

December 1, 2012 Updated Dec 1, 2012 at 9:21 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – Ever considered going back to school to get that degree? Saturday was the state's first College Completion Conference, helping adults obtain degrees.

Western Governors University (WGU) teamed up with Ivy Tech, the University of St. Francis, Grace College, and other institutions to help students and adults go back to school.

Organizers say the reality is the jobs that are coming to Fort Wayne require a college education. Organizers say they want to help minimize the barriers that keep people from returning to school like financial problems, time management, and career services.

WGU Chancellor Allison Barber says it's never too late to go back to school.

“It doesn't matter what your age is, it matters what your desire is. So if you're concerned about your career future, if you're anxious to support your family, you've got to do it through degrees,” she said.

Organizers hope that conferences like this will spread around the state.

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