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Education: Pathway for adult learners

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ESL and Adult Literacy Classes
Post-Secondary
Education

Post-secondary education helps students build skills in high-demand sectors, often based upon employers' needs. Middle Tennessee's educational institutions include vocational schools, community colleges, and public universities.

High school Completion or Equivalency
Adults who need basic education and/or a high school equivalency diploma have several options of providers who offer unique options

Job Skills
Training

Many organizations in Middle Tennessee provide job training, teaching trade skills and job readiness and placement assistance in addition to workshops on job searching, resume writing and interview skills.

Job
Placement

Pathway for adult learners
Middle Tennessee has many options for free and low-cost English and literacy classes for native-English speakers and newcomers

http://esltogo.org
Students
: Mostly refugees, but immigrants are welcome
Location:
Various locations
Cost:
Free!
How to enroll:
Enrollment is ongoing.
Contact:
Call Leah: 615.741.7579 x114 for enrollment information
Institute for Educational Volunteer Programs
State-funded and directed
Free classes and free HiSET test
Students need to be proficient in English
Locations:
100 Whitebridge Road (Nashville)
5248 Hickory Hollow Parkway(Antioch)
Cost:
Free
To enroll:
615 425 5544
Susan.cowden@tcatnashville.edu
Nashville Adult Education
@ TCAT Nashville
http://www.empowernashville.org
Offers English classes to any adult English language learner
Location:
Glencliff High School, New Song Church, John Overton High School
Cost:
One time $20 registration fee
How to enroll:
Registrations happen three times a month.
Contact:
Call 615.315.9681 for information about dates and times.
staffing Agencies:

AllStar Staffing
http://www.all-starpersonnel.com/

Select Staffing
http://www.selectstaffing.com/

Community Colleges
Nashville State Community College
http://www.nscc.edu/

Volunteer State Community College
http://www.volstate.edu/

Motlow State Community College
http://www.mscc.edu/

Nashville International Center for Empowerment
YWCA
Thriftsmart
MNPS Adult Education
Agencies in Middle Tennessee strive to provide residents various placement opportunities through staffing and employment services. These agencies make getting a new hire or a job even more convenient by offering temporary, full-time and part time job placement.
Catholic Charities (Spanish GED)
Belmont United Methodist Church
SewForHope
based at
New classes start every January, April, July & October
Location:
4890 Nolensville Road
Cost:
Free-reduced fees
To enroll
:contact-info@sewforhope.org


Martha O'Bryan Center
HiSET & GED, adult basic education, college transition
HiSet Prep for 17 years(with waiver) and older.
Cost:
Free!
Location:
711 S. 7th St., Nashville, TN 37206
To enroll:
Mon-Thurs morning,call for appointment.
contact:
Judy Rye
JRye@marthaobryan.org
Call 615-254-1791 Ext. 241
Nashville Opportunities Industrialization Center
http://www.oicnashville.org
Tennessee Foreign Language Institute
Location:
220 French Landing Drive
or
4055 Nolensville Rd
Cost:
$160/ 6 weeks cycle(3h/class)=18hrs
Days & Times:
Weeknights & Saturday morning
To enroll, contact:
615. 741.7579
for placement test
www.tfli.org
All ESL levels, Intro-superior
Academic courses- TOEFL Prep.
TESL certification program
http://salvationarmytennessee.org/nashville/
ESL classes for 18 years or older, beginner - Intermediate
Location:
525 Paragon Mills Rd.

Cost:
$10(Book)
How to enroll:
Attend ESL class & enroll (test) during preset time
Days & Times:
Tuesday 6-7:30 pm
Contact:
615.242.0411
www.cwjcmiddletn.org
Eligibility to enroll in CWJC is based on a person’s age (18-56 yrs.), educational goals, life goals, and income.
Location:
Multiple location in Nashville, Madison and Franklin

Cost: Free
How to enroll:
contact Debbie Rutland 615.244.3669
Days & Times:
Mon,Thurs evening@Madison
Tues,Thurs evening & Tues 10-12pm @Franklin
http://salvationarmytennessee.org/nashville/
HSE tutoring
Location:
631 Dickerson Pike

Cost:
Free
How to enroll
: visit TCATN- Rivergate campus
Days & Times:
Tuesday & Thursday 5-8 pm
1st & 3rd Wednesday 10-12pm
Contact:
615.242.0411
www.getonthecoach.tn.gov
Services similar to what you might find in a Tennessee American Job Center. These vehicles will arrive on the scene to provide a mobile computer lab with Internet access, fax machine and copier; create a venue for workshops including resume assistance and interviewing skills.
Official testing center for your organization,offering HiSET in the paper form
Location:
mobile(come to your place)

Cost:
Free
How to book
: Online or call:615. 741.0286 or contact: Nicholas Bishop;Director of Grants and Special Projects;nicholas.bishop@tn.gov
Days & Times:
Mon-Fri
Career Coaches mobile center
Martha O'Bryan Center
Post-Secondary Success Program
Cost:
Free!
Location:
711 S. 7th St., Nashville, TN 37206
To enroll:
Should have GED or HS diploma
contact:
Ashlee Pippin
apippin@marthaobryan.org
Call: 615.578.7464
TheBranchofNashville.org
ESL classes, Literacy to Advanced
Location:
2620 Una Antioch Pike, Antioch

Cost:
$50 includes book/semester
$240 Intensive course(M-F 9-1pm) 240hrs
How to enroll:
visit the office; Mon-Thurs 9-2pm
Days & Times:
Mon, Tues, & Wed; 9-11 am
Tues & Thurs; 6:30-8 pm
Contact:
TheBranchOfNashville@gmail.com
615.692.8598

The Branch of Nashville
REACH @ World Relief
Skilled Newcomer Career Services specifically for immigrants and refugees who are college educated and authorized to work, and have lived in the U.S. less than 5 years
Location:
1655 Murfreesboro Pike # G, Nashville,
Cost:
Free!
To enroll:
Mon-Fri all day,call for appointment.
contact:
Tara Houston
thouston@worldrelief.org
Call 615.833.7735 Ext. 204
Offers ESL classes, literacy and beginner level for students' parents, help students' families with issues ranging from utility assistance, addressing food security or any housing issues
Location:
5060 Colemont Drive, Antioch

Cost:
Free
How to enroll:
call or visit Portable #5 behind the school
Days & Times:
Mon- Fri, 8:30-
Contact:
Joel Alex, Director of the Family Resource Center
615.333.5043 Ext. 1815
Joel.Alex@mnps.org
Cole Elementary School
Nashville Adult Literacy Council
ESL classes, Basic Adult Literacy
West Nashville
The Cohn School
4805 Park Ave., Suite 305
Nashville, TN 37209
Phone: 615.298.8060

HOURS:
Monday – Thursday:
9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Antioch
325 Rural Hill Rd., #2
Nashville, TN 37217
Phone: 615.891.4247

HOURS:
Monday – Thursday:
9:00 am – 1:30 pm
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday: By appointment only
Contact:
Julie Kramer
English Language Learning Specialist jkramer@nashvilleliteracy.org
ESL classes, beginner to advanced
Location:
multiple locations in Nashville, Antioch, Hermitage, Goodlettsville, Nolensville

Cost:
free
How to enroll:
call for the closest location and registration details.
Days & Times:
Mon-Thurs & Sat.
Day and evening classes
Contact
:615-681-2939
info@evpinstitute.com
Provide workplace essentials.
Location:
611 Stockell Street

Cost:
Free
How to enroll:
18+ years, unemployed, not registered sex offender. Submit application for workplace essentials.
Days & Times:
2nd week of each month
Contact:
Brittany Jewett- Life Skill Program Director.
brittany_jewett@uss.salvationarmy.org
The Salvation Army
Christian Women's Job Corps
Nashville Adult Literacy Council
Reading, writing and English Tutoring
West Nashville
The Cohn School
4805 Park Ave., Suite 305
Nashville, TN 37209
Phone: 615-298-8060

HOURS:
Monday – Thursday:
9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Antioch
325 Rural Hill Rd., #2
Nashville, TN 37217
Phone: 615-891-4247

HOURS:
Monday – Thursday:
9:00 am – 1:30 pm
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday: By appointment only
Conexion Americas @ Casa Azafran
ESL classes: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, conversational practice. Primarily for native Spanish speakers but open to all
Location:
Casa Azafran;
2195 Nolensville Pike
Cost:
$15
How to enroll:
Attend orientation, call for more details
Days & Times:
10-11:30am,5:30-7pm,7:15-8:45pm
Contact:
Leia Siksay; Adult Education Program Manager
615.835.2511
leia@conamericas.com
Tennessee College of Applied Technology
Offers technical certificate and diploma in different disciplines.
Location:
100 White Bridge Pike
Cost:
varies based on the program
To enroll:
Must have GED, HS
contact:
615.425.5500


HiSET Preparation and Computer Training classes and Job Placement for adults
Location:
1819 Charlotte Ave,
Cost:
Free
Days & Time:
Orientation on Monday 8am - 12:00 @ 1819 Charlotte Ave.
6-8pm @ Park Avenue Elementary School Community Career Center, 3703 Park Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209
To enroll:
Call for more info
Contact:
615.248.2906
Nashville OIC
http://www.oicnashville.org

Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee, Inc.
Digital literacy classes are offered at Career Solutions center in downtown Nashville. Offers classes on how to open an e-mail account and how to use e-mail for job searches and job applications. Our digital literacy class includes: computer basics, résumé writing and online job search.
Location:
Multiple locations.
Cost:
Free - reduced fees
How to enroll:
call for enrollment
Days & Times:
Mon-Fri , 8-4:30
Contact:
1.800.545.9231
Excel Dental Training Institute
Post-secondary institution provides good quality continuing education to those already in the dental field and to those interested in entering the field of dentistry.
Certification courses for registered dental assistants and licensed dental hygienists
Entry-level education programs in Dental Assisting, Dental Office Management, Certified Nurse's Aide
Cost:
Based on program. Grants and loans available if you qualify.
Location:
907 Rivergate Parkway E6
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
To enroll:
Should have GED or HS diploma
contact:
Call: 615.851.8596

http://www.exceldentalinstitute.com

Students: Adults classes in Pre-GED (math)
Location:
417 Welshwood Drive, Ste. 100
Cost:
Free Or reduced fees
How to enroll:
Call (615) 315-9681 for information about dates and times.
Contact:
Ashely Coleman
(615) 678-7273
ashley@empowernashville.org


Provide GED preparation classes for adults
Location:
3112 Nolensville Pike
How to enroll:
Call for more info.
Days & Times:
Mon-Fri , 8-4:30
Contact:
Maggie McCluney
615.445.8310
plaza@cctenn.org

The Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) is a statewide, immigrant and refugee-led collaboration whose mission is to empower immigrants and refugees throughout Tennessee to develop a unified voice, defend their rights, and create an atmosphere in which they are recognized as positive contributors to the state.
Location:
2195 Nolensville Road

Cost:
Free!
How to enroll:
Spring registration start January
Days & Times:

Morning: Evening:
Mon,Wed,Thurs 9-11:30 Mon,Wed,Thurs 5-7:30
Contact:
615.833.0384
http://www.tnimmigrant.org
Belmont ESL is a multi-level ESL program offering five classes from beginning to advanced from September- May
Students are assessed at registration to determine correct placement.
Location:
2007 Acklen Ave.
Cost:
$35 registration fee/semester/student
How to enroll:
Class registration starts in January
Days & Times:
Fall-Tue & Thur 9-12
Contact:
Anne Hoback
Administrative Assistant
615-383-0832, ext. 15
ahoback@belmontumc.org
http://www.empowernashville.org
The NICE Workforce Preparation Program focuses on assisting local refugees who have been in the United States for less than five years prepare for and obtain employment
Location:
417 Welshwood Drive, Ste. 100
Cost:
Free.
How to enroll:
contact Morissa Duke
Days & Times:
Mon-Fri , 8-4:30
Contact:
Employment Specialist-
Morissa Duke
morissa@empowernashville.org
615.454.5198
615.678.7269
Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee, Inc.
Digital literacy classes are offered at Career Solutions center in downtown Nashville. Offers classes on how to open an e-mail account and how to use e-mail for job searches and job applications. Our digital literacy class includes: computer basics, résumé writing and online job search.
Location:
937 Herman street
Cost:
Fee waived if you become Career Solution client (Excludes Microsoft Office (MOS) classes).
How to enroll:
On site registration, call for requirement documents
Days & Times:
Mon-Thur , 8-4:30
Contact:
1.800.545.9231

http://www.nashville.gov/ncac
Teach job search, networking and career development skills
Location:
Davidson County Career Center
Cost:
Free
Days & Time:
Mon-Fri, 8-4:30
Contact:
615.862.8890
Nashville Career Advancement Center
Bass Adult High School is the former Cohn Adult High School. The new location hopes to continue to serve the adult population in Davidson County with an opportunity for nontraditional students to earn a regular high school diploma
Location:
5200 Delaware Avenue
Cost:
Free
How to enroll:
on site online registration, call for requirement documents. Currently accepting applications for the October 2015 quarter. All applications must be completed and received by Friday, October 2, 2015. You will be contacted via email in late September regarding registration.
If you are new to Nashville and born outside of the USA, you must begin the enrollment process at the ELL Office. Please call them for an interview. (615)259-8608.
Days & Times:
7:00 - 3:00
Contact:Ms. Robinson, school counselor, carla.robinson@mnps.org
615.298.3278
http://bass.mnps.org/pages/WA_BassLC
The YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee offers free HiSET and GED® preparation classes to help both women and men earn their High School Equivalency (HSE)
Location:
1608 Woodmont Blvd
Cost:
Free!
To enroll:
call to schedule your free HiSET practice test today!
Contact:

Sherry Walker,Director
615-983-5111
sherry.walker@ywcanashville.com


www.ywcanashville.com
http://www.centerforrefugees.org
Offers ESL and citizenship classes in addition to employment and legal services and financial literacy
Location:
5100 Linbar Drive, Suite 101,

Cost:
Free
How to enroll:
In office
Days & Times:
Mon-Thurs,8am-4pm
contact:
615.366.6868
Center for Refugees+Immigrants of Tennessee
HiSET & GED
The Metropolitan Action Commission provides
Location:
800 2nd Ave N
Cost:
Free
How to enroll:

Days & Times:
Mon-Fri: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Walk-ins only Mon-Tues 8-3
Contact:
Marvin Cox
615.862.8860, Ext. 70120
Marvin.Cox@nashville.gov

Candace Rhodman
(615) 862-8860 extension 70135.
Candace_rhodman@nashville.gov


Metro Action Commission
http://www.nashville.gov/Metro-Action-Commission.aspx

Monroe-Harding
Youth Connections is a resource center for young men and women, ages 16-26, who are currently in or have aged out of foster care or state custody.
Location:
1120 Glendale Ln
Cost:
Free
Contact:
615.298.5573
http://www.monroeharding.org
Nashville Adult Education
Based at TCAT Nashville, state-funded and directed. Free classes and free HiSET test.
Students need to be proficient in English
Location:
West Nashville, Antioch, Rivergate
Cost:
Students eligible for FAFSA to cover the fees
To enroll:
615.425.5579
nashvilleadulteducation.blogspot.com

To provide services and connect people with resources needed to return successfully to work and community after incarceration. (For prisoner re-entry only)
Location:
806 4th Ave S
Cost:
Free
How to enroll:
Call (preferred) or walk-in
Days & Times:
Mon-Thu 8am-4:30pm
Fri 8am-12pm
Contact:
615.327.9654
pri@projectreturninc.org

Project Return
http://www.projectreturninc.org
The mission of the Urban League of Middle Tennessee is to enable African Americans, other minorities and disenfranchised groups to secure economic self-reliance, power, parity, and civil rights
Location:
50 Vantage Way, Suite 201
Cost:
Membership fees required.
How to enroll:
Call the office to Register 615. 254.0525
Days & Times:

Program Orientation Sessions
Every Other Tuesday 10am-11am Starting January 6, 2015
Every Other Thursday 4pm-5pm Starting January 13, 2015

Vocational Training/ Certification Orientation
Mondays 12pm

Workforce Readiness Classes
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-12pm
Mondays and Wednesdays 5pm-7pm
(6 weeks course)

Contact:
615-254-0525

Urban League of Middle Tennessee
Location:
4890 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
Cost:
Free
Days &Times:
Every Tuesday, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
June 2 - July 28,2015
September 1 - November 17,2015
Contact:
615.268.7272
http://tfli.org/
http://evpinstitute.com/
Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition
http://www.belmontumc.org/
http://www.conexionamericas.org/
http://www.marthaobryan.org/
http://worldreliefnashville.org/
http://giveit2goodwill.org/services/

HiSET preparation, computer training classes and job placement for adults
Location:
1819 Charlotte Ave,
Cost:
Free
Days & Time:
Orientation on Monday 8am - 12:00 @ 1819 Charlotte Ave.
6-8pm @ Park Avenue Elementary School Community Career Center, 3703 Park Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209
How To enroll:
call the contact
Contact:
615.248.2906
Nashville OIC
http://www.oicnashville.org
http://www.centerforrefugees.org
Offers ESL and citizenship classes in addition to employment and legal services and financial literacy
Location:
5100 Linbar Drive, Suite 101,

Cost:
Free
How to enroll:
In office
Days & Times:
Mon-Thurs,8am-4pm
contact:
615.366.6868
Center for Refugees+Immigrants of Tennessee
http://ul-mdtn.iamempowered.com/
http://giveit2goodwill.org/
http://www.SewForHope.org
http://www.marthaobryan.org/
http://www.empowernashville.org
Nashville International Center for Empowerment

HiSET Preparation and Computer Training classes and Job Placement for adults
Location:
1819 Charlotte Ave,
Cost:
Free
Days & Time:
Orientation on Monday 8am - 12:00 @ 1819 Charlotte Ave.
6-8pm @ Park Avenue Elementary School Community Career Center, 3703 Park Avenue,
Contact:
615.248.2906
hfarrow@oicnashville.org
Monroe Harding
http://www.tcatnashville.edu/
Nashville State Community College
http://www.nscc.edu/

Volunteer State Community College
http://www.volstate.edu/

Motlow State Community College
http://www.mscc.edu/

Community College
http://www.nashville.gov/ncac
Looking for a Job , Network Meetings Career Development Skills
Location:
Davidson County Career Center
Cost:
Free
Days & Time:
Mon-Fri, 8-4:30
Contact:
615.862.8890
Nashville Career Advancement Center
Community Colleges
Nashville State Community College
http://www.nscc.edu/

Volunteer State Community College
http://www.volstate.edu/

Motlow State Community College
http://www.mscc.edu/

http://www.parkcenternashville.org/

Job Skills training (clerical, food, and environmental specialties)
Location:
948 Woodland
To Enroll/Cost:
call for details
Days & Times:
7:30-3:30, Mon-Friday
Contact:
Lindsey Harper, 615-724-6278
http://www.parkcenternashville.org/
Job Skills training (clerical, food, and environmental specialties)
Location: 948 Woodland
To Enroll/Cost: call for details
Hours: 7:30-3:30, Mon-Friday
Contact Lindsey Harper, 615-724-6278
The Salvation Army
Park Center
Education:
Learning Link
http://learninglinkco.net
English as a Second Language classes; math, reading, and writing tutoring sessions for adults and children; summer programming

Location: 325 Plus Park Blvd., Suite 107, Nashville, TN 37217
Cost: For English class---$75/month plus $20 for the placement test and $40 in book fees, For tutoring---$25/hour
How to Enroll: Registration is ongoing. Complete the enrollment form here--- http://learninglinkco.net/classes/sign-up_form
Days and Times: See website for current classes
Contact: Use the online contact form--- http://learninglinkco.net/contact_us
http://salvationarmytennessee.org/nashville/
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