The Adult Learning Center is funded by the Massachusetts Department of
Education - Adult and Community Learning Services Division, and by the
Worcester Public Schools.
To provide each and every adult with opportunities to develop literacy
skills needed to qualify for further education, job training, and better
employment, and to reach his/her full potential as a family member,
productive worker, and citizen.
What Is "ABE"?
ABE stands for Adult Basic Education. ABE is an umbrella term used to
describe a range of educational services for adults from basic literacy
(including English for non-native speakers of English), numeracy, and high
school equivalency (GED)/ adult diploma programs (ADP).
ABE programs also:
- Assist adult learners with finding supportive services such as
transportation and child care resources
- Provide many types of Life Skills workshops which include such
topics as resume writing and budgeting
- Assist adult learners in transitioning from adult basic education
into jobs, higher education, or vocational training