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Educational Bridge Center

The mission of Notre Dame Health Care’s Educational Bridge Center is to provide educational opportunities and related services for staff and community members who want to advance in their careers.


We are currently offering the courses listed below. View each for the course description, session and registration information.

This course is designed to teach the English language to students who are not native speakers and who wish to navigate the English-speaking world more easily.

Geared toward those in the workforce with at least a minimum of spoken English, speakers at all levels will improve conversation, spelling, and reading skills. There is a focus on punctuation and grammar as well as the vocabulary needed to move with confidence from the grocery store to the doctor’s office to the workplace.

Materials will be provided. There is no cost for the class although regular attendance is expected. Registration is required.

In-person learning has returned to the Notre Dame Health Care Campus. You must be able to provide proof of vaccination in order to attend.

Thursdays | 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Session Dates

Thursdays 4pm to 6:30pm
Class begins on Thursday, May 11 and will end on Thursday, August 10, 2023

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The High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) provides students the opportunity to earn a high school equivalency diploma. This diploma is recognized as a key to employment opportunities, career advancement, and further education. The test consists of five sections in the areas of mathematics, writing, science, social studies and reading, focusing more on critical thinking and decision-making skills rather than rote memorization of facts. Students may also use this course as preparation for college entry.

Testing options are on computer or with paper and pencil and we’ll prepare you for both. Don’t let fear hold you back! This smaller sized class enables each student to receive individual attention in a comfortable atmosphere. Only test when you feel ready.

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is the nursing school admission exam and is also required for admission to many other health care study programs. As the TEAS scores the same subjects covered in HiSET preparation we have combined these sessions to address both. Our teachers not only provide group instruction but also individual resources and material for the student’s particular needs. For example, TEAS students receive additional biology and anatomy preparation directed towards the TEAS. Practice testing is a valuable component.

  • Materials will be provided. There is no cost for these classes but regular attendance is expected. Registration is required.
  • Classes take place in the Notre Dame Educational Bridge Center at 555 Plantation Street in Worcester. You must be able to provide proof that you have full COVID vaccination status.
Tuesdays & Wednesdays | Tuesdays, 4pm - 6pm and Wednesdays, 5pm - 7pm
Session Dates

Class begins on Tuesday, May 9/Wednesday, May 10 and will end on Tuesday, August 8, 2023

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Do you have questions or need additional information?
Sue Strandberg, Workforce Development Manager
Phone (508) 852-1589 x2504
The Educational Bridge Center – Educating for Life
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