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How do I find adult education classes in my area?

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Adults 18 years and over can find education classes in employment training, skill upgrades and post-secondary education through their local One-Stop Career Center, reports the U.S. Department of Labor. The State Director of Adult Education directory lists state offices for adult education opportunities, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

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How do I find adult education classes in my area?
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One-Stop Career Centers are part of a national network administered by the Employment and Training Administration, states the U.S. Department of Labor. These centers help people interested in career development find local apprenticeships that offer on-the-job training, certification programs for the attainment of specific occupational skills and other short-term job training programs. They also help prospective students find local community colleges that have two-year degree programs, technical colleges that focus on employment skills and four-year colleges where students can obtain bachelor's degrees. Other educational opportunities through One-Stop Career Centers include internships and job shadowing, where students obtain education during hands-on work experience.

The State Director of Adult Education listing is part of the Education Resource Organizations Directory, as reported by the U.S. Department of Education. Each state listing provides phone, email and website information for contacting the local state office of adult education. The state offices provide local listings on basic education for adults, high school and high school equivalency programs, post-secondary education, financial aid opportunities and other relevant information.

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