The High School Equivalency Program (HEP) is a federally funded program designed to support migrant and seasonal farmworkers (or children of such workers) to obtain the equivalent of a high school diploma.
Our goals are to support the success of migrant and seasonal farm worker students by helping them to enroll in and complete their GED and continue in postsecondary education or training programs, upgraded employment, or the military.
Participants may qualify for the HEP program if they are eligible to participate or have participated in the Migrant Education Program (MEP) in the past 24 months, OR the participant or his/her parent(s) or legal guardian(s) must have worked in migrant or seasonal farm work for at least 75 days in the past 24 months OR eligible to participate or have participated in the past 24 months in the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) Section 167 of the WIA. This farm work includes work performed for either wages or personal subsistence on a farm, ranch or similar establishments.
Migrant or seasonal farm work includes: any activity directly related to the production of crops, dairy products, poultry, or livestock; the cultivation or harvesting of trees including nursery and forestry work; or fish farm work.
If you have any questions about completing this application, please contact our recruiter, Laura at (541) 737-3909.