Collage of Adults in Welding and CNA Night Classes

Adult Education

  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) is not just for high school students. The Allegan Area Educational Service Agency (AAESA) is committed to delivering continuing education and training opportunities for adults of all ages at the Allegan County Area Technical & Education Center (ACATEC).

      • Education – Technical training in a variety of pathways and our partnership with Lake Michigan College allow adult students to complete short-term training or earn an associate’s degree right here in Allegan.
      • Leadership – ACATEC and AAESA staff members collaborate with postsecondary partners, community organizations and state agencies to promote learning and improve access to affordable and meaningful educational opportunities.
      • Service – ACATEC seeks input from employers, adult students and other stakeholders to develop programs that increase employability, improve the quality of life and build a stronger local economy.

     images of adult students for CNS and welding

Updates & News

  • Lake Michigan College Allegan Tech Center Site – is enrolling now for the Spring Semester which begins in January, 2021. Visit for information.

    The Futures for Frontliners program which pays community college tuition for essential workers who were employed from April – July of 2020 is accepting applications through December 31, 2020. This program is open to adults from a wide range of industries and qualification is not based upon income.

    The next round of Adult/Evening classes at the Allegan Tech Center begins in January 2021. Click on the “Training Schedule” tab at the left for an updated list of classes and more information.

    GED-Adult Ed students – Complete your GED or high school diploma through an area adult education program and receive technical training in welding, machining, construction or nurse assisting at no cost. For questions regarding this area, contact Sue Fleming at 269-512-7855 or

    Images of students in adult CNA and Welding night classes