Life Skills

Mayland Community College offers free Life Skills classes for adults with intellectual disabilities or similar barriers to independence. These classes work to assist adult learners with improving their academic, workplace, and independent living skills.

Classes operate year-round and are open to adults who have the skills to be successful in an adapted classroom setting. The main goal of the program is to assist students in preparing for greater community involvement, further studies, and/or employment.

The Life Skills program is an excellent preparation for entry into the college’s Work Skills Academy. This employment-focused project provides additional skills training as well as authentic workplace experience.

Life Skills and Work Skills Academy students are also are also involved in an ongoing service learning project called Life Works, where they are able to put into practice some of the academic and employability skills they are learning.

For more information about Life Skills classes, including enrollment information, contact Virginia Alvarado, Employability Specialist, at 828.766.1329, or e-mail