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    Northern Essex to offer English class for degree-holding immigrants

    Thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, Northern Essex Community College will offer a three-month program titled “English for Skilled Immigrants” designed for those who hold college degrees from their home countries, but lack the language and literacy skills to work here in their chosen careers.

    The program, which will begin in the spring, will be offered through Northern Essex’s Center for Adult Education Programs and Preparation at the Riverwalk campus in Lawrence, 360 Merrimack St. The program will combine classroom lessons with online work and job search activities.

    For information, contact Irene Chalek at 978-659-1271 or


    Brenda J. Buote can be reached at