Adult Education, Workforce Access and Education, Corporate Training & Community Education

Department of Adult Education

The Department of Adult Education operates the Regional Adult Education Center at Mount Wachusett Community College that offers free classes in literacy, numeracy, workplace readiness and college preparation and the MassLINKS Adult Education Online Academy offering fully remote adult education classes to eligible individuals statewide. Courses offered through the Department of Adult Education prepare students for both the GED and HiSET high school equivalency exams, successful employment, and college level academic coursework at MWCC. The Department of Adult Education also offers three levels of free English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses providing foundational reading, writing, speaking, and listening instruction, as well as college preparation coursework designed to prepare students for successful enrollment in college level courses at MWCC. Adult Education classes are offered at the Leominster Campus in day, evening, hybrid, and fully remote formats and fully remote synchronous courses through the MassLINKS Adult Education Online Academy. Enrollment periods occur at multiple times throughout the academic year depending on the program and include information sessions, placement assessments, individual enrollment counseling, and orientation sessions prior to the start of classes.

For more information about course offerings, please contact the Adult Education Enrollment Office on the Leominster Campus at 978-630-9831, or visit Department of Adult Education

Many Adult Education classes are made possible by grants received by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the MassHire North Central Massachusetts Workforce Development Board.

The Department of Workforce Access and Education

The Department of Workforce Access and Education offers short and long-term occupational education and training programs leading to entry level industry recognized credentials and employment opportunities within the priority industries of North Central Massachusetts. The Department of Workforce Access and Education supports comprehensive pathways to employment and advancement within the fields of Healthcare, Early Childhood Education, Manufacturing, and IT by providing rigorous education and training courses aligned to industry need, as well as job placement support. Job placement support occurs through intensive career counseling services and job placement activities designed to directly connect employers to a highly skilled workforce. The Department of Workforce Access and Education regularly partners with the MassHire North Central Career Center, MassHire North Central Workforce Board, and our committed employer partners within the region to design and deliver high quality training programs. Training opportunities are available in day, evening, hybrid, and remote formats depending on the requirements of the aligned industry credential and employer partners. For current and future programming, contact the Director of Workforce Access and Education at 978-630-9363 or visit MWCC Workforce Access and Education.

Corporate Training

The MWCC Department of Corporate Training and Community Education offers the North Central Mass region learning opportunities and programs designed to strengthen the regional workforce through technical and soft skills training programs. MWCC’s Corporate Trainings cover a wide range of businesses and industries including (but not limited to) manufacturing, financial services and management, healthcare, education, food service, and hospitality. Trainings offer industry-recognized credentials and certifications, strengthening the region's existing workforce and preparing students for career advancement. Customized trainings can be tailored to suit specific needs identified by regional employers and can be delivered on-site, remotely, or at any of the MWCC campus locations. For information about services and potential grant funding, contact the Executive Director of Corporate Training and Community Education at 978-630-9242 or visit MWCC Center for Corporate and Professional Education.

Noncredit Community Education Courses

MWCC offers other noncredit courses that enhance your home, work, and personal life. Classes are offered days, evenings, or online. Browse our noncredit course offerings or download a current noncredit bulletin. For more information, please call 978-630-9525.