Choosing Education

At a time when the highest-paying occupations and fastest-growing fields in Nebraska all require some type of academic credential or training, job-seeking adults with limited educational backgrounds are often at a disadvantage.

Fortunately, parents in the Aid to Dependent Children (ADC) program have the right to take part in meaningful work activities that help them reach their goals – including education. Indeed, ADC, which provides temporary cash assistance to eligible low-income families, affords the opportunity for adults to pursue a work activity that leads them to economic independence.

Depending on the situation, this may include earning a high school diploma or GED, taking courses in English as a Second Language, becoming certified in a specific trade, or completing an associate or bachelor’s degree program at a college or university.  All of these activities help parents qualify for better jobs and provide for their families.

Check out our newly revised brochure for answers to common questions about ADC and education. More detailed information is also available in our recently updated handbook. This 24-page resource contains sample education plans and step-by-step instructions to guide parents through the process of investigating education options, negotiating with caseworkers, and beginning an educational program.

We encourage you to share these materials with anyone who may benefit from them and contact us if you have further questions about education options for ADC participants.

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