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Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS)

MassSTEP Mission, Vision, and Values


MassSTEP leverages collaborations among education, job training, and employers to build innovative concurrent education and workforce development opportunities for adult learners.


MassSTEP envisions a statewide network of pathways that prepare adult learners for promising careers with dynamic Massachusetts businesses.


Inclusion: MassSTEP believes that the diverse life experiences of adult learners strengthen the state's workforce.

Access: MassSTEP is designed to support historically underserved students by offering a range of high-quality services at no cost.

Collaboration: MassSTEP capitalizes on the assets of academic and workforce partners to develop integrated and responsive job training in order to meet changing demands.

Last Updated: August 30, 2021

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Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
135 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA 02149

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370


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