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.

Classes include:

  • 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
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Eligibility

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

News

2020-2021 GED/HiSET Classes

Because of the COVID-19, most classes will be offered at least partially online. If you are a returning student for fall, your advisor will be contacting you. If your phone number has changed, please call us at 413-612-0206, tell us what class you were in and give us your new contact information. If you are interested in becoming a student, call 413-612-0206

2020-2021 GED/HiSET Classes

Because of the COVID-19, most classes will be offered at least partially online. If you are a returning student for fall, your advisor will be contacting you. If your phone number has changed, please call us at 413-612-0206, tell us what class you were in and give us your new contact information. If you are interested in becoming a student, call 413-612-0206

Contact

VOC-Adult Education
35 Mt. Carmel Ave 3rd Floor Chicopee, Massachusetts 01013
Phone: 413-612-0206
VOC-Adult Education
35 Mt. Carmel Ave 3rd Floor Chicopee, Massachusetts 01013
Phone: 413-612-0206

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