About Our Courses

With the help of our community partners, the Matthews House provides affordable classes and personalized support services to help local residents reach their career goals. Classes are offered on a sliding scale fee based on household household income and flexible payment arrangements are designed based on each student’s needs. Additionally, The Matthews House recognizes that a lack of accessible and affordable child care often presents a barrier for individuals who desire to go back to school; thus, we provide fun and engaging child activities at the EEC during the majority of our classes for no additional charge.

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Currently we offer these ongoing “Legacy Classes” as a continuation of the work provided by the former Education and Life Training Center. Be sure to check back here and follow us on Facebook as we add new classes and programs!




Tuesdays and Thursdays

9:30AM-12:00PM OR 4:30PM-8:00PM

Click here for application-specific times

Please register no later than the Tuesday
before the class begins.


QuickBooks will be held in January –
dates are still TBD.

Please check back for updates!


Tuesdays and Thursdays


Class runs January 24 – March 2

Register before Thursday, January 19th!

NEW! 9-week Fast Track Option!

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

9:00AM-12:00PM OR 5:00PM-8:00PM

Class runs January 3 – March 2

Register before Thursday, December 30th!






SkillzNext – Our Newest Program!


The EEC will is now accepting applications for our new four-year apprenticeship program, SkillzNext. The first round of students accepted in this program will be matched with a local employer in the electrical trade, for whom they will work full-time during their SkillzNext enrollment. Students will also attend coursework through the Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain trade school. The Matthews House provides tuition assistance for our SkillzNext students, contingent upon their active engagement with an assigned mentor and our Career Path Facilitator.

To be eligible for the SkillzNext pilot, applicants must be between the ages of 18-24 years old and have a high school diploma or GED by June 30, 2016. The extensive application process starts by applying at here. Our Career Path Facilitator will be in contact with applicants and provide a series of skills assessments for them to complete. Results from the assessments will be provided to our SkillzNext Steering Committee to determine which candidates will be interviewed. The Steering Committee will then recommend candidates for the second round of interviews, which will be held by our partner employees.