DETROIT (WXYZ) — The city of Detroit is launching a new program called Earned Learn that will help people earn their high school diploma or GED if they did not receive it.
The "earn to learn" program will pay people $10 an hour for 20 hours, as long as they are making progress towards their high school diploma.
The program is launching in partnership with Detroit Public Schools Community District and the Detroit at work job training program.
Duggan says this is a great time for anyone who wants to complete their high school education to do so if they want to.
Duggan says the program will help open up jobs to people who do not currently have their high school diploma. Among the jobs Duggan says this will help Detroiters become eligible for are the jobs that are being created with the construction of the FCA plant in Detroit.
The requirements for the diploma will be based on the year you would have originally graduated.
Additional Coronavirus information and resources:
Click here for a page with resources including a COVID-19 overview from the CDC, details on cases in Michigan, a timeline of Governor Gretchen Whitmer's orders since the outbreak, coronavirus' impact on Southeast Michigan, and links to more information from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC and the WHO.
View a global coronavirus tracker with data from Johns Hopkins University.
See complete coverage on our Coronavirus Continuing Coverage page.
Visit our The Rebound Detroit, a place where we are working to help people impacted financially from the coronavirus. We have all the information on everything available to help you through this crisis and how to access it.