Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County (LVORC) provides tutoring to help individuals learn to read, to write, and speak English, and to improve their math skills. English Literacy Civics, Sewing & English, a telephone partner program, and Citizenship preparation classes are also available. All services are free and offered in several locations around Rensselaer County. Contact LVORC at (518) 274-8526.
SUNY ATTAIN (Advanced Technology Training and Information Networking) is a community center offering free courses and services: Computer classes; Certifications; Academic, Technical, Employability and Life Skills training; Open lab with Internet access; Help with resumes, letters, and job applications. Located at Capital District Educational Opportunity Centers in Troy (431 River Street | (518) 273 1900 x2111) and Albany (30 North Russell Road | (518) 273-1900 x2300)
The Capital District Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) offers tuition-free academic and workforce development programs, including Building Trades, College Preparation, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, English as a Second Language, High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation, Medical Office Administration (MOA), Nursing Assistant, Security Guard Training, and Welding. Phone: (518) 273-1900.
LINCS Learner Center connects adult learners to free online resources to reach their life goals. Choose a goal to learn how to read, get job skills, and more. Educators can visit the LINCS (Literacy Information and Communication System) main site for more resources.