A variety of programs provide adult education in Hampden County, with most operating under the aegis of the Adult and Community Learning Services program of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). In addition, many offer English as a Second Language training. Among them are:
Picknelly Adult & Family Education Center
Details: Located on the third and fourth floors of the new Holyoke Transportation Center at 206 Maple Street, the Picknelly Adult and Family Education Center was established by members of the Juntos Collaborative, Holyoke Public Schools, and Holyoke Community College (HCC) to provide Holyoke residents with adult basic education and related services in an easily accessible location.
Call: (413) 534-2026
Holyoke Community College Adult Basic Education Transition to College Program
Details: Offers adult learners a bridge to college.
Mary Martone, Career Counselor
Call: (413) 552-2245
Springfield Technical Community College, Adult Education Center
Call: (413) 755-4511
Springfield OWL Adult Education Center
18 Gaucher Street
Call: (413) 787-7210
Springfield City Library
Call: (413) 263-6839
Valley Opportunity Council
152 Center Street, Chicopee MA
Call: (413) 612-0206 x142
Ludlow Area Adult Learning Center
Details: Holyoke Community College-run program, serves Ludlow and Indian Orchard, as well as students from other communities.
221 East Street
Call: (413) 583-0320
Top Floor Learning Center
Details: Privately-funded, volunteer-driven operation located at the Palmer Public Library.
Call: (413) 283-2329