Adult Education Subject Guide

The following is a list of resources available from the Chelmsford Library and the MVLC, as well as links to the websites of area resources.

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Electronic Resources

...Databases at the Chelmsford Library
Testing & Education Reference Center
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Offers high school, college & career information, tools, practice tests and study guides, as well as application and resume builders, and profiles of colleges and professions.

General Education Websites
  • U.S. Department of Education - - Federal government website promoting educational excellence for all Americans.
  • FAFSA - - U.S. Department of Education Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) website.
  • Mass Dept. of Education/Adult Education - - Resources for Massachusetts residents concerning basic education for adults, including learning services, family literacy, and GED resources.
  • Massachusetts Community Colleges - - Information from the Massachusetts Community Colleges on Continuing Education, Professional Development, and Lifelong Learning.
  • Mass Dept. of Workforce Development, Div. of Apprentice Training - - State agency responsible for promoting, developing and servicing registered apprenticeship programs by making available new opportunities and training for workers, job seekers and employers.
  • Mass Dept. of Workforce Development, Services for Workers - - Information and services for Massachusetts employers and job seekers, including Unemployment Insurance, Career Centers, Job Search Services, Education/Training, Labor Laws, and more.
  • American Association for Adult & Continuing Education - - National adult education organization dedicated to being the leading source in the field of adult learning.
  • The Cambridge Center for Adult Education - - A non-profit organization that has offered quality education for people who want to explore new educational areas and develop their abilities.
Career Development Websites
  • Massachusetts Career Information System (MassCIS) - - Free to all MA residents, this resource includes occupation descriptions, programs of study and financial aid links, personal interests/values assessment tools, job search tips, and a resume builder tool (to create a resume in PDF format).
  • Career One Stop - - America’s Career InfoNet and America’s Job Bank, employment and career resources from a federal-state grant funded partnership.
  • O*NET OnLine (Occupational Information Network) - - Breaks occupations down into basic skill sets, including salary information by state. Excellent for career changers or resume-building.
  • Career Voyages - - Information on growing/emerging industries geared towards students and career changers, with links to education and training options, customizable by state.
  • Job Star Central - - A California-based library initiative with lots of useful information: resumes, job search strategies, online career tests and more. Includes link to Career Journal, provided by the Wall Street Journal, for job searching beyond California.
Job Search Websites
  • Indeed -
    Simply Hired - - Job search engines that search listings from numerous sources, including, newspaper listings, etc.
  • - - Search for jobs nationwide and post your resume too.
  • Boston Works - - Search for jobs in the Boston Globe classifieds, post your resume, and learn about area networking events.
  • DET Works - - Search the Massachusetts Job Bank from the Massachusetts Department of Employment ∓ Training. Find information on Unemployment Insurance.
  • Mass. Human Resources Division - - Lists openings in Massachusetts State Government and lists Civil Service vacancies in Massachusetts cities and towns. Includes links to Civil Service information.
  • USA Jobs - - Search for Federal Government jobs & Education and Training Opportunities at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management web site.
  • JobFind - - Job listings from local newspapers (companion site to Click on "basic job search" for search options, and also includes an events section.
  • CareerJet - - Job search that searches listings from other websites.

Area Schools & Organizations

...Colleges & Universities with Adult Education Programs
...Community Adult Education Programs