Resource Wednesday

Resource Wednesday: HEP

West Hills College Coalinga’s High School Equivalency Program (HEP) assists migrant and seasonal farm workers, along with their immediate adult family members, in obtaining the equivalent of a high school diploma. Those enrolled in HEP must be 18 years or age or older, and must not be currently enrolled in school. HEP also provides assistance for participants to further their education and knowledge base so that they qualify for more rewarding employment, and are able to enroll in vocational or technical schools as well as community colleges and four-year colleges and universities.

To be eligible for HEP the following criteria must be met:
  • Within the past 24 months has worked, or has an immediate family who has worked, a minimum of 75 days in migrant or seasonal farm work
  • Or has been eligible for or has participated in a high school Migrant Education Program and obtained a Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
  • Or has participated in or is eligible for programs under the Workforce Investment Act for migrant and seasonal farm workers (WIA Section 167)
  • Is at least 18 years of age or older
  • Is not currently enrolled in an elementary or secondary school
  • Has not earned a U.S. secondary school diploma or its equivalency.

Visit the HEP resource page for more information!