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Nurse Aide
Adult Career Pathways
Adult Education
Adult Basic Education
HiSET Education
ESOL Levels 1, 2 & 3
Evening Classes
Beginning English
Intermediate English
Advanced English
Job Training
All job training programs can be tailored to the needs of the individual to include ESOL, ABE, and/or HiSET.

Nurse Aide


This 8-week program is supervised by a registered nurse and includes 12 days of hands-on clinical training in local long-term care facilities and nursing homes. The clinical and classroom experiences will fully prepare you to take the Massachusetts Department of Public Health nurse aide certification exam.  After passing the state exam, you will be a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) ready for employment!  This program also includes Home Health Aide Training and CPR Certification.  

Monday - Friday

8:00am - 2:30pm

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Adult Career Pathways

This 24-week program focuses on ESOL and career exploration in the fields of Green Jobs, Advanced Manufacturing, and Health Care.

Monday - Friday
9:00am - 1:30pm
January - June

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Adult Education

Adult Basic Education**


This 26-week program is designed to improve reading, writing, and language skills needed to enter HiSET classes and/or job training.

Monday - Friday

8:30am - 12:15pm

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High School Equivalency Test (HiSET)**

This 26-week program focuses on developing skills in reading, math, essay-writing, social studies, and science.  HiSET pre-testing is provided to ensure you are ready to pass the HiSET.  Holyoke Works will assist you in scheduling your HiSET.

Monday - Friday
12:15pm - 3:15pm

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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

ESOL Levels 1, 2, & 3**


These 26-week beginning, intermediate, and advanced level programs focus on developing the vocabulary, conversational, and basic literacy skills needed for job training.

Monday - Friday
12:15pm - 3:15pm


**Must be combined with one of our job training programs.
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Evening Classes
Evening Program*
Tuesday & Thursday
5:30pm - 8:30pm
September - June

English Language Beginner

This beginning level program focuses on developing English vocabulary and conversation skills needed for Adult Basic Education and/or job training.
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English Language Intermediate

This intermediate level program focuses on continuing development of speaking and listening skills needed for job training.
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English Language Advanced

This advanced level program transitions from speaking and listening to the development of English reading and writing skills.
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*Evening classes are provided through a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  Anyone 16 years of age and older can attend these classes at no charge and with no eligibility requirements.
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Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: (413) - 532-2683
Fax: (413) - 539-6455