Center for Employment Training

Individuals achieve economic stability through quality education and employment services.


CET offers adults life-changing skills to help them find good jobs with a livable wage and build successful futures. Instruction is hands-on, practical, and personal, designed to get people working as quickly as possible to begin their path to a promising future. CET is accredited by the council of occupational education and provides competency-based skill-specific training in Medical Assisting, Health Technology Administration, and Human Resources & Payroll Specialist. 

  • CET offers a competency-based employment training program which emphasizes skills most needed in the workplace. A trainee moves through the curriculum at his or her own pace, moving on to a new concept when ready. Over sixty percent of training is hands-on, using equipment similar to that used in the workplace.
  • CET promotes good work habits through simulation of a business environment. We require consistent attendance, and trainees sign in and out to simulate workplace attendance procedures. Tardiness and absenteeism are addressed as they occur, in recognition of the importance of punctuality and good attendance on the job.
  • CET’s skill divisions prepare trainees for occupations that are in demand in the local labor market. The training has been designed in close cooperation with local employers to ensure that CET graduates will be in demand in the workforce. Because job conditions change quickly, CET continually checks job requirements and updates curricula and classroom equipment to meet industry needs.

Why We Do It

One of the keys to achieving self-sufficiency is having a job that pays a livable wage with benefits and an opportunity for career advancement. Many in our region are underemployed because of a lack of marketable job skills. In order for our community to be a vibrant place where hopes and dreams are realized, we must have an educated and empowered workforce. The Center for Employment Training offers trainees the opportunity to receive training in high-demand fields without taking on debt through scholarships and grant funds.

"I chose Center for Employment Training after hearing nothing but wonderful things about the program’s resources, how family-oriented the staff and trainees are, and of course, to further my education in healthcare.

I toured Center for Employment Training about a month before officially starting last July. As soon as I walked through the doors, I instantly knew I made the right choice. The environment felt so right. The staff and trainees welcomed me with open arms. I felt so comfortable! My experience at CET has been absolutely gratifying, it has been exactly what I was looking for in a training program and more. This program has showed me who I am and exactly who I want to be in the healthcare field. I’ve never looked back or had any regrets about my decision to enroll. I absolutely love every day I attend.

Now, I’m almost finished with my Medical Assisting training and deciding to go with this program has been the best decision I have ever made. Everyone here has been nothing but a full-fledged blessing! I know when I walk out of the Center for Employment Training doors that I accomplished my goals I am confident that my career will flourish thanks to my instructor, my Career and Success Coaches, and of course, my peers! Once I complete my externship and secure employment, I will do my best to be the best Medical Assistant I can be." -- Josie

Additional Information

CET is a short-term, skill specific workforce development program that is accredited through the Council on Occupational Education. The program readies trainees through educational and employment opportunities for higher levels of self-sufficiency. Training is hands-on, highly individualized, and self-paced. CET does not conduct testing as an enrollment requirement, and offers financial aid—none of our graduates are burdened with student loans from their training. Eligible trainees without a high school diploma can prepare for the GED on-site. CET provides contextual learning, combining four cornerstones of professional development: skill training, career development, success skills, and adult education competencies. Brighton Center’s wide array of supports and resources are available to assist our trainees in overcoming barriers to success. At CET, graduation is a job in one’s field of study, and we support our trainees all along their path towards realizing their hopes and dreams.

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