Adult learning programs offer classes in almost everything from English to professional and personal enrichment courses.
Here are a few to get you started.
Assabet Community Education
Assabet Community Education offers courses in arts, music, dance, photography, athletics, cooking, wellness and many professional careers such as automotive, cosmetology, electrical, medicine , construction and real estate. Programs are at Assabet Valley Regional Technical School, 215 Fitchburg St., Marlborough. Registration for fall classes is underway. Visit assabetace.org/ for more information.
Hudson Maynard Adult Learning Center
The Hudson Maynard Adult Learning Center offers English classes for speakers of other languages and GED-HiSet preparation for high school equivalency. Registration for Fall ESOL is 5:30-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 23 and 5:30 p.m. Monday, August 29 for the GED/HiSet Prep class. The learning center is at Hudson High School, 69 Brigham St., Hudson. Visit hmalc.org/ for more information.
Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experiences
SCALE offers courses for adults in basic reading, writing and math skills, English courses for non-native speakers or a high school diploma. SCALE’s fully accessible facilities include an on-site computer lab and testing center. The courses are free. Fees are charged for orientations, adult evening classes, testing and for the ADP (Adult Diploma Program). SCALE is operated by Somerville Public Schools at 167 Holland St. in Somerville. Register now to be put on the waiting list. Visit somerville.k12.ma.us/adult-learning for more information.
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Monty Tech Continuing Education School
The Montachusett Regional Technical School District Continuing Education School offers career, personal enrichment, and online courses. Register now for fall courses. Monty Tech is at 1050 Westminster St. in Fitchburg. Visit montytechnites.com/ for details.
Newburyport Adult and Community Education
Newburyport Adult and Community Education operates under the auspices of the Newburyport Public School System. NACE is accessible to all, with most courses available to secondary school students aged 15 and over. Summer courses include writing, exercise for seniors, Spanish and more. There are still places available for the summer. Classes are held in various locations. Visit newburyportadulted.org/ for more information.
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Newton’s Community Education
Newton Community Education operates in tandem with Newton Public Schools and offers adult programs at 457 Walnut St. in Newton. Classes run the gamut from arts to cooking to yoga. Summer programs are ongoing but there are still a few openings. Visit newtoncommunityed.org/.
Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical School
Tri-County offers various adult education programs. Post-secondary programs include nursing and cosmetology. The school also offers licensing and certification courses as well as many recreational courses. Tri-County is at 147 Pond Street, Franklin. Visit tri-county.us/adult-education/ to register for fall programs.
Minuteman Technical Institute
Minuteman Technical Institute is the adult learning division of Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical High School. MTI offers several vocational technical training courses in high-demand trades including automotive technology, bio/medical lab technicians, carpentry, cosmetology, CNC machine operation, culinary arts, electrical, technology machine tools, metal fabrication/welding and plumbing code. Registration is open for August and September courses. The school is located at 758 Marrett Road in Lexington. Visit minutemanti.org/.
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NightHawks at Essex North Shore
Registration is open for the summer and fall sessions of the Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School NightHawks Adult Education Program. There are interest programs for community members and industry training and trade-related knowledge for those working in the field. Adult learners can earn certifications in programs such as carpentry, welding, plumbing, culinary arts and more. The school is located at 565 Maple Street, Hathorne. Visit essex-adulted.coursestorm.com/ for details.