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Adult Education – Northwest Michigan Works! Learning Labs

The commitment to provide an educational opportunity for all adults in Northwest Michigan to prepare for employment or postsecondary education is the goal of the Adult Education program. Adult education services are available through the cooperative efforts of TBAISD, Networks Northwest and Northwest Michigan Works! 

Educational Options Offered in the Labs

Adult Education services are delivered through the Northwest Michigan Works! Learning Labs.  Labs are open year round and have daytime and evening hours.  Participants age 18 and over may start at any time and can learn for free at their own pace.  Each person’s needs are assessed and evaluated through testing to determine skill level and to develop an individualized plan with an educational, employment and digital literacy goal.  Instructional topic areas include:

  • High School Diploma Completion

  • High School Equivalency Test Preparation (GED®)

  • English as a Second Language Instruction

  • Skill remediation in the areas of reading, math and writing

  • Basic Computer Skills Instruction/Windows and Microsoft Office software - Participants will develop important keyboarding and technology skills by using computers equipped with the operating system and office software commonly used by area businesses

  • Employability Skills – Participants can earn a National Career Readiness Certificate.  The NCRC measures and certifies the essential work skills needed for success in jobs across industries and occupations.

  • Postsecondary (College) Preparation

  • Distance Learning Options

Northwest Michigan Works! Learning Lab Locations
Benzie Learning Lab
Benzie Area Christian Neighbors
2804 Benzie Highway
Benzonia, MI 49616
(231) 882-9544
Cadillac Learning Lab
Cadillac Michigan Works! Service Center
401 North Lake Street, Suite 700
Cadillac, MI 49601
(231) 876-1648
Kalkaska Learning Lab
Kalkaska Michigan Works! Service Center
103 Third Street
Kalkaska, MI 49646
(231) 258-9304
Manistee Learning Lab
Manistee Michigan Works! Service Center
***Effective January 28, 2019, the Manistee Michigan Works Center and Learning Lab have moved to the Briny Building, 50 Filer St., Suite F.
Manistee, MI 49660
(231) 723-5910
Petoskey Learning Lab
Petoskey Michigan Works! Service Center
2240 Mitchell Park Drive
Petoskey, MI 49770
(231) 439-5204
Traverse City Learning Labs
Traverse City Michigan Works! Service Center
1209 South Garfield Avenue, Suite C
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 922-3761
Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District Career Tech Center
880 Parsons Road
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 922-7826

Helpful Links

Adult Education Graduation Video 2019 

Study Skills Refresher Videos

Grand Traverse Area Literacy Council

College for Adult Students

Obtaining your GED Transcript

Obtaining your transcript from TBAISD Adult Education

Contact Us

Christy Nelson
Adult Education Coordinator
(231) 929-5055

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