Education & Employment
Free GED (General Education Dev.) and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Classes and Tutoring:
- Literacy Unlimited at Framingham Public Library – Offers 1:1 GED tutoring and individualized tutoring to help residents meeting personal goals such as: becoming employed or to become better employed, learning English, getting citizenship, finishing a GED, getting a driver’s license, and learning to read.
- Conversational English Classes at Framingham Public Library – Drop-in classes to practice English. Classes levels are low beginner, beginner, intermediate, and advanced.
- Framingham Adult ESL Plus – ESL and citizenship classes. There may be a waitlist followed by a lottery system.
- SMOC (South Middlesex Opportunity Council)-Joan Brack Adult Learning Center – Young Parents GED Program – 20 hours a week. Must be under 22 with at least one child and working with the DTA (Department of Transitional Assistance) to be considered for the program. Free ESL classes are also available.
- Hudson/Maynard Adult Learning Center – HiSET classes (a.k.a. GED) to those over age 16. Requires a placement test to determine educational level. Also provides ESL classes. Classes meet from September-May (can call to be put on a waitlist but must be present for registration and placement test in August).
- Clinton Adult Learning Center – HiSET preparation classes and free ESL Classes – beginning, intermediate and advanced level students.
- Quinsigamond Community College – Adult Learning Center – Opportunities include a CNA program, a tuition-free nursing assistance training program, HiSET/GED preparation classes, ESL classes, and more.
Other Continuing Education and Job Training Resources:
- Mass Hire Framingham Career Center
- Assistance with job search and applications
- Workshops on a variety of topics such as: resume writing, job search, interviewing, etc.
- Access to computers and office supplies needed to apply for jobs
- Staff available to assist, including case advisors for those with intensive needs that meet eligibility
- Funding for continuing education for those who are unemployed and seeking additional training to re-enter the work force
- One Family Inc.
- Credential to Career – A free 12-week program that helps parents identify a pathway to a career that pays a family-sustaining wage, with resume help and scholarships. Program participants will explore different career options that match their skills, experiences, and interests; determine what credential they need to enter a preferred career and create a plan to achieve goals.
- One Family Scholars – Coaching & Scholarships (including scholarships to help pay for books and living expenses) for single parents with low-incomes working toward Associates or Bachelors degrees.
- Career Connections – Provides career preparation services to individuals ages 17-24, including career exploration, training and employment, internships, HiSET (formerly GED) prep, skill-building and case management. Click here to email for more information.
- Center for Women and Enterprise – Helps women and men increase professional success, personal growth, and financial independence. Offers affordable, comprehensive courses on starting and growing your business while encouraging collaboration with other entrepreneurs.
- Employment Options, Inc. – Provides job training and support obtaining employment to adults with all disabilities as well as additional psychosocial and emotional supports.
- Conversational English Groups for Speakers of Other Languages – Dates & times for English conversation classes being held at the Framingham Public Library for low beginners to advanced speakers.
- Mass Rehab Commission (Vocational Training for People with Disabilities) – Vocational rehab helps people with physical, cognitive, intellectual, or mental health conditions learn how to manage the modern workplace.
- Lincoln-Sudbury Adult & Community Education – Various adult education classes on social issues, technology, home and garden, financial and legal, languages, fitness, college and test prep, and creative and culinary arts.