Webster ABE Linkages
Empowering you to achieve your own goals and dreams - Together We Can Do This!
The mission of the Webster Adult Basic Education Linkages Program is to partner with adults to strengthen life-wide potential as workers, family members, and citizens through basic education.
We establish a caring, life-long partnership with you to help you identify and follow your career and/or education goals . We accomplish this through:
Workforce and college exploration to help you to get skills for better job opportunities/training or to prepare for post-high school learning
High school equivalency (HiSET/GED) preparation in a supported, personalized setting where you can work at your own pace by using both face-to-face instruction and online learning
English language instruction that includes skills and awareness of the American way of life to help you become more productive and contributing members of your communities
Lifewide learning development that teaches you necessary skills to foster greater everyday life confidence in family stability, health and well-being, finances, education, and employment
Lifelong skill development to broaden active learning through self-management , critical thinking, organization, time management, and goal setting instruction and activities
Developing your growth mindset by expanding and maximizing awareness and strategies for overcoming your learning and life barriers, and viewing challenges as opportunities to cultivate a sense of purpose while celebrating every accomplishment
What is Offered:
Workforce Readiness Classes - prepares students for job placement training through participation in internships, job shadowing, workforce exploration, and further development of workplace “soft skills”.
Adult Basic Education - prepares students with the academic skills necessary to finish high school by earning a HiSet (High School Equivalency Test) or GED (General Education Diploma).
English for Speakers of Other Languages - equips non-native speakers of English, at Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels, with academic instruction and support in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening as they set and work towards personal goals that assist them in becoming more active and engaged community members.
Personalized Advisory Block - equips students, through partnerships with teachers and advisors, in targeting personal, academic, and life goals by expanding core academic skills in a real-life context.
Integrated Education and Training - provides a unique opportunity for ABE students to dually achieve High School equivalency while focusing on machining and advanced manufacturing vocational skills that prepare students for immediate job placement through internships, community partnerships, and experiential on-the-job learning.
Workplace Education - builds community partnership with local businesses in identifying adult instructional services needs and providing employees with work-place contextualized learning in English language, literacy and numeracy skills that address the company’s focus.