Adult Education


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Adult Education Classes

The purpose of the Zeeland/Holland Education Program is to assist students in reaching their educational goal and to prepare them for their next step in education and/or employment. We offer free classes for students to earn a GED Certificate. We also offer free ESL classes for students to learn English.

While studying for the GED all students will also participate in the Literacy to Work Program. This program is free of charge and will prepare students for their next stop in education and/or employment. The Literacy to Work Program includes the following components:

ESL / ABE / GED- Instruction by experienced certified teachers

  • Career Coaching- To help plan what happens beyond GED attainment, Post-Secondary Education Advising and Financial Aid Assistance, and Introduction to Ottawa County Michigan Works! Services
  • National Career Readiness Certificate, Work Keys- Certification for work readiness recognized by over 500 employers in West Michigan
  • Financial Literacy- Personal financial education
  • Computer Literacy- Basic and advanced computer classes for beginning and intermediate users
  • Employability Skills Training- Earn a Employability Skills Certificate
  • College Credits- Complete the LTW components (including the GED) and earn 3 college credits for free


Contact Brenda at 616-494-8803 or email to register.


The program is open entry and orientations are offered weekly. Please call (616) 494.8803 to register for the next available session.

Requirements for Students

  • Must be 18 or older
  • Must attend orientations and complete assessments

Contact Adult Education

Christina Quimby, Program Coordinator, 616.494.3416
Michael O'Connor, Program Director, 616.494.3416

GED/ABE and Literacy to Work

Classes are offered at the following times and locations:

Midtown Center
96 W 15th St, Suite 101, Holland
Room 210 (second floor)
Mon - Thur  9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Mon, Tue, Wed   5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Fennville District Library
400 West Main St, Fennville
Thu 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Allendale Township Library
6175 Library Lane, Allendale
Mon, Tue 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Career & Technical Education Classes through M-TEC Partnership

Dual enrollment in Carreer & Technology Education classes and Adult Education classes for eligible students

  • Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Pre-Accounting
  • Business Communication
  • Other classes such as CNC and Applied Welding

ESL classes

Citizenship Classes also offered.

Classes offered at the following times and locations:

Midtown Center
96 W 15th St, Suite 101, Holland

Tue, Wed, Thu 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tue, Wed, Thu 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Intersection Ministries
945 136th Ave, Holland
Tue, Thu 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Fennville Adult Education
5 Memorial Drive, Fennville
Mon, Wed 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

St John’s Episcopal Church
524 Washington Ave, Grand Haven
Mon, Tue, Wed 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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Adult Education Staff

Saby Ahumada-Anaya
Margaret Boelkins
Brenda Bosch
Michelle Buurma
Marjori Cantwell
Roi Gibson
Mary Howard
Roberta Kearns
Katie Kloske
Peter Larsen
Elizabeth Lesperance
Linda Masopust
Roberto Medellin
Kathy Moerland
Michael O'Connor
Linda Pinkham
Christina Quimby
Maria Ramirez
Gwendolyn Rubio
Janice VanDyke
Cathy Wolfe
Samantha Zentner