Learning at Work Academy


The Learning at Work Academy is a multi-approach education program designed to encourage personal and career development to enhance individual success while strengthening the talent base for the University and the larger community. Instruction is provided by outside educational institutions but conveniently conducted in Notre Dame facilities. Notre Dame staff may participate in one or more of these five programs:

ENL – English as a New Language

For non-native speakers who want to increase their spoken and written fluency in English and enhance their ability to communicate confidently and perform effectively in their work setting.

High School Equivalency program (formerly GED)

The High School Equivalency program provides the opportunity to refresh forgotten academic skills or learn the educational skills and knowledge needed to complete the High School Equivalency examination for those persons who did not complete a high school education and do not have a diploma.

IVY Tech Technical Certificate (TC) or Associates in Applied Science Degree

IVY Tech Community College offers an accelerated curriculum to enable our regular full-and part-time employees to earn a Technical Certificate (one year) or an Associates in Applied Science Degree in two years.

Computer Skills Training

The Computer Skills Training Program equips participating Notre Dame employees with the computer skills they need to access and manipulate critical job-related information.

Workplace Literacy Program

The Workplace Literacy Program is designed to increase participants’ ability to read and comprehend written materials so that they are better prepared for on-the-job performance tasks that require reading for understanding.