Adult Basic Education provides free classes designed to help participants acquire the skills and credentials needed to achieve economic self-sufficiency and engage meaningfully in their communities as workers, parents, and community members.
Info sessions are typically the first Monday of the month at 10:30 A.M. Please call 413-612-0206 to register!
Adult Basic Education Classes, including preparation to earn the high school equivalency credential by taking the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) or GED test. Classes are designed to improve skills in reading, writing, math, and digital literacy. There are three levels of adult basic education classes, from beginning literacy through high school equivalency preparation. Classes meet 3-4 mornings per week. An Education and Career Advisor assists individuals in locating a test center upon completion and helps identify next steps to employment, college or vocational training.
- One-on-one tutoring support offered by volunteers
- Digital literacy integrated into all classes
- Advising and one-on-one assistance in résumé development, interviewing, and online job searching
- Advising to remove barriers to retention and to assist with transition to college, training or employment
- Referral to community resources
The Adult Basic Education Program eligibility guidelines are as follows:
- Education programs are offered for those 16 years of age and older who are not enrolled in high school
- Students of all income levels are welcome