Bidwell Training Center, Manchester Bidwell’s adult career training affiliate, is serious about giving community members the skills they need to obtain gainful employment. As part of our admissions process, prospective students must take an entrance exam consisting of basic mathematics and reading comprehension. This exam helps us ensure that students entering our programs have the basic skills they need to successfully complete the major they choose. However, many do not pass this exam; these are the people who need us most.
Instead of letting prospective adult training students who do not pass the entrance exam slip through the cracks of society again, we recommend them to our Academic Support Center. We offer comprehensive reading, vocabulary and mathematics remediation to prospective students who need help to meet the required minimum assessment scores required to be admitted to our majors. Students are assigned a schedule of classes based on individual needs, personal goals, and reading and math levels. After working with our Academic Support Center staff, many students successfully gain entry into their chosen major.