Courses & Programs

Sarah Schmidt

Director

PAFEC/Gill Tech Center

Picknelly Adult/Family Edu Ctr 

413.552.2939 (Tel)

Picknelly Adult & Family Education Center

Located on the third and fourth floors of the Holyoke Transportation Center at 206 Maple Street, the Picknelly Adult & Family Education Center (PAFEC) was established by members of the Juntos Collaborative, Holyoke Public Schools, and Holyoke Community College to provide Holyoke residents with adult basic education and related services in an easily accessible location.

The center offers:

  • High school equivalency preparation and testing (HiSET/GED)
  • Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes
  • Transition to college programs
  • Free and low-cost basic computer and software classes in English and Spanish
  • Career Counseling
  • Workforce development classes
  • Tutoring and mentoring
  • The Community Education Project, which offers educational counseling and referral services, as well as legal, medical, housing, and personal advocacy
  • Holyoke Tutor Mentor Program
  • SABES (System for Adult Basic Education Support)
  • Holyoke Adult Learning Opportunities (HALO) Center
Location

Picknelly Adult & Family Education Center
206 Maple Street
Holyoke, MA  01040

Contact

For more information, please call 413.552.2990 or email us.

gill community technology center

A center to promote technology literacy and support the education and workforce programming of the Picknelly Adult & Family Education Center, the Gill Technology Center offers free and low cost basic computer and software classes in English and Spanish. It also provides free open sessions for the general public, lab space for adult basic education and English for Speakers of Other Languages classes, and High School Equivalency preparation. Check out our upcoming computer classes! 

This July, we will hold our 2nd annual Hot Jobs in IT 2.0! This free four week seminar will give you a chance to see if a career in IT is right for you. Apply now! 

Sarah Schmidt

Director

PAFEC/Gill Tech Center

Picknelly Adult/Family Edu Ctr 

413.552.2939 (Tel)