Other Classes

Below is a list of other classes (not ESL) in MetroWest – such as high school equivalency (HiSet/GED), citizenship, or job training).

HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY (HiSet/GED) and CITIZENSHIP

FAESL (Framingham Adult ESL Plus)

  • Status:  Registration for new students – Wednesday, Aug. 21st from 6:30-8PM at Fuller Middle School
  • Two semesters:  Spring (Jan/Feb – Jun) and Fall (Aug/Sep – Dec)
  • Classes offered at 4 levels
    • HiSET (4 Levels): Three nights a week; Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 6:30 to 9:30 for 4 months
    • Citizenship Prep: One night a week for 3 hours
  • ESL classes are also offered
  • Cost: Free
  • Office location: 31 Flagg Drive (Fuller Middle School)
  • Contact: 508-626-4282

Joan Brack Center at SMOC

  • Status:
    • Open registration all year, sometimes a short wait period fewer than 8 weeks.
      New classes begin each month
    • An application, 90-minute screening test, and interview are required
    • Testing: Non-holiday Mondays at JBALC on the first floor at SMOC – at 12:30, or by appointment
  • Classes
    • High school equivalency test preparation classes meet all year
    • 20 hours per week; Monday through Thursday 10am to 3pm
    • Includes math every day if needed
  • Career/credential pathway planning is available
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: South Middlesex Opportunity Council, 7 Bishop Street, Framingham
  • Contact: Mary Lou Horn 508-872-6570

Keefe Tech Evening Program

  • Status: Next HiSET class begins September 16. Next Citizenship class begins in October.
  • Fall (Sep-Dec), Spring (Feb-Jun), and Summer (Jun-Aug) Semesters
  • Classes
    • HiSET: Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00 to 9:00 for 16 sessions
  • More info: Fall Brochure
  • Cost: $275
  • Contact: continuinged@jpkeefehs.org  508-416-2170

Quinsigamond Community College  (Adult Community Learning Center)

  • Status: Registration is open
  • HiSet/GEDClass
    • 3 days a week (Tue,Wed,Thu); 9 hours per week
      • Mornings 9:30-12:30
      • or Evenings 5:30-8:30
  • Other classes offered:
    • ESOL
    • ESOL/ Nurse Assistant (to become CNA)
    • Accounts Payable/Receivable Certification
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: QCC Downtown Campus, 25 Federal St, Worcester
  • Contact: aclc@qcc.mass.edu
    Kimberly White (Program Director) 508.751.7910
    Glennys Fuentes (Program Assistant) 508.751.7926

JOB / CAREER TRAINING

Retail Pathways

  • Status: Not currently offered
  • Retail job training and help finding a retail job
  • Requirements include: Intermediate (~Level 4) English capability, U.S. work authorization, not currently working in a retail job (in a store).  For other requirements, see the application
  • Not required: Experience, high school degree
  • Classes Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday evenings 5:00 – 8:00 PM (for 6 weeks)
    After the 6 weeks, meet once a week on Tuesdays until you get a job
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: Keefe Technical School, 750 Winter Street, Framingham
  • Contact: Cindy Key, ckey@pswinc.org, (508) 281-6910, ext. 9

One Family

  • Status: Credential to Career program
  • 12-week training.  6 workshops – once every 2 two weeks, with one-on-one coaching the other weeks
  • Training and personal coaching to help adults choose a career, and find out how to get there, pay for it, and be successful
  • Requirements:  You must be a parent/guardian, and there are also some low-income requirements
  • Not required: You must know some English (~intermediate level), but fluency is not required.  High school degree (or GED/HiSET) is also not required
  • Cost: Free for parents in MetroWest
  • Facebook page
  • Office Location: Watermill Center, 800 South Street (Suite 610), Waltham
  • Class location: In Framingham – specific location not yet chosen
  • Contact: Erin Lotridge, elotridge@onefamilyinc.org, (617) 423-0504