Education & Employment Training
Senior College at Bridgewater State University
The Senior College at Bridgewater State University is open for enrollment. The growing Senior College program offers 50 affordable, convenient, stimulating, non-credit, short-term, courses for mature learners (50+). For the low registration fee of $85 per person, learners can enroll in as many courses as they like. There is no course limit and no other expenses; but there will be plenty of conversation, fun, and community shared in these virtual courses.
Courses are designed for adults in search of unpressured learning free from term papers, tests, or exams, and participation in class in purely voluntary. Anyone can attend Senior College regardless of background, educational experience, or age! The four and eight-week courses meet weekly.
Courses are currently offered via Zoom, a popular video conferencing platform that is easy to use. BSU will help you learn more about Zoom if you are new to the platform. They also record most of the courses, so if you miss a course or a class meeting, you can view it later at your own convenience.
- Please visit the website to learn more about the courses and to register: https://www.bridgew.edu/ccs/seniorcollege
- Or, learn more by viewing Information Sessions; you can view them all on BSU's YouTube Channel by searching “BSU Senior College” on YouTube.
- Questions? Jennifer Reid, the Director of the Senior College can be reached at 508.531.2570 or email her if you have any questions BSUSeniorCollege@bridgew.edu
Personal and Home Care Aide State Training (PHCAST) is now available online for Homemaker training.
Information and a link to the training can be found at: www.mass.gov/home-care-aide-training-phcast
The training encompasses 11 self-paced modules, is roughly 37 hours of training and can be taken on a laptop, tablet or phone and covers the topics and skills necessary to become a Homemaker. This is exciting because it now makes the training more accessible to a wide range of potential workers and allows them to take the course when it is convenient for them.
This course is also the stepping stone to a career path that includes Personal Care Homemaker, nurse’s aide and other health care professions. By making this accessible to all, we hope to bring more people into these important professions, increase the number of homemakers in the workforce and help alleviate the wait time for consumers needing this important service.
During 2021 we will be translating the online PHCAST into both Spanish and Haitian Creole and also converting the next level training for PC Homemaker into the same online format in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole.