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Employment and Training

Job training and employment programs in the Boston area

ABCD | Jobs and Job Training

ABCD job training programs and services are available for low and moderate income Boston residents who want to build the skills needed to land and keep living-wage jobs that will support their families. ABCD network of Neighborhood Sites also offer an array of employment and training services at the neighborhood level.
178 Tremont st. Boston MA, 02111
617-357-6000

AmeriCorps NCCC and AmeriCorp Vista

AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) offers a 10-month job training program for young people 18 - 24 years old who are committed to community service. They give a weekly stipend of $100 plus housing, meals, and money towards education when you complete the program. 800-942-2677

Artists for Humanity

rts Micro-enterprise, a paid apprenticeship/leader program, places inner city teens 914-18) in small groups with professional urban artists/designers and young artists mentors to design, create, and sell art products. Works in six artistic media, painting, architecture, photography, murals/theatrical set design, silk scree, and graphic design. Meets after school from 3pm-6pm during the school year and 12-5:30 during the summer. Works with teens to teach creative outlets in an after school program Tuesday-Thursday 3-6pm. Summer employment through Red Shirt.
100 West second st. South Boston MA, 02127
617-268-7620

Bay Cove: Career Development

"Bay Cove Academy's Career Development Department implements a comprehensive curriculum that provides a developmental framework for identifying appropriate career paths for all students. ...... Students participating in the program are placed in internships or job placements where they apply skills learned in school in conjunction with practicing employment skills with job counselors....."
66 Canal st. Boston MA 02114
617-371-3000

Bikes Not Bombs

Offers youth programming through Earn-A-Bike, a pre-employment training program for youth ages 12+; Girls action initiative for ages 9-13; Summer bicycle safety and mechanics program, a cooperative learning day camp for youth ages 9+; teen vocational training; and Youth Spoke, a youth leadership development group. Also offers adult mechanics class.
284 Amory st and 18 Barlett Sq. Jamaica Plain MA, 02130
617-522-0226 or 617-522-0222

Bird Street Community Center

A community based youth organization serving Uphams Corner, Dudley Street, and the surrounding Boston neighborhoods. Programs include: School age child care, leadership, recreational, teen center, educational, and developmental activities for youth and their families. Part time employment for youth as young as 12 if they are part of the program. Limited to 10 hours per week. Boys/young men's groups and girls/young women's groups meet 3x per week.
500 Columbia Rd Dorchester MA, 02125
617-282-6110 Summer Jobs: 617-635-4673

Boston Career Link

Career counseling, resources, workshops, and career fairs.
1010 Harrison Ave Roxbury MA 02119
617-541-1400 x 471

Boston Youth Fund

Summer Employment Program As the City of Boston's teen employment program, the Boston Youth Fund provides thousands of Boston teens between the ages of 15 and 18 with job opportunities during the summer months. The Boston Youth Fund participants work in a variety of jobs within community, faith-based, and government agencies.
Mayor's HOPELINE: 617-635-4673
125 Magazine st. Boston MA, 02115
617-635-4202

Cambridge Employment Program

Builds partnerships between schools, community-based organizations, and the business sector to expand employment and training opportunities for Cambridge residents. Offers links to employment and job training skills for adults and youth.
51 Inman st. Cambridge MA, 02139
617-349-6200

Career Advancement Resources

Career Advancement Resources is a supported education and employment program that provides access to jobs, school and training for adults (18+) who have a mental illness. Services include job development and social security benefits training. Referrals may come from DMH and Mass Rehab. Charges $32 an hour for self paying clients. A program of Baycove Human Services.
66 Canal st Boston MA, 02114
617-371-3000

Career Exploration Programs

Provides year round programming to Boston residents, ages 16-21, through job placement, career development, and comprehensive job readiness services through one on one case management. Career Explorations offers in school and out of school youth the opportunity to receive basic skills and advanced training in high-demand career fields including building trades, culinary arts, early child care, and health and biotechnology.
200 Tremont st. Boston MA 02111
617-348-6000

City Year Boston

Operates a youth service corp that engages citizens in service as well as discuss national service policies and initiatives. $564 bi-weekly stipend and $5,500 educational award.
287 Columbus Ave Boston MA, 02116
617-927-2500 Admissions: 617-927-2400

Classroom at the Workplace | Boston Private Industry Council

Classroom at the Workplace combines academic support with employment and career development opportunities for Boston public high school students who have failed the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) exam. Although passing the MCAS is a requirement to graduate, 27% of the Class of 2014 failed at least one of the three required subjects.

Community Servings

Employment training: provides a mixture of classroom learning and hands on training to help participants develop the skills for today's marketplace. Orientation/Tours are help every Wednesday at 1pm. Reservations are not required.
18 Marbury Ter. Boston MA, 02130
617-522-7777 x 206

Employment for BPS Students | Boston Private Industry Council

The best way to learn how to succeed in a job is to have one. PIC employer organizers broker thousands of jobs for motivated students in the Boston Public Schools. Many of these jobs are provided by Boston's most recognized businesses in industries such as financial services, health care, higher education, construction and engineering, technology, and law.

Employment Options Inc.

Employment Options addresses the need to earn income by helping members find, obtain, and retain jobs while also continuing to develop a career path from minimum wage to living wage jobs. Assist with: Computer skills, Telephone etiquette, Customer service skills, Resume and cover letter composition, Interview techniques, Job training and acquisition, and Career Development
82 Brigham St. Marlboro MA, 01752
508-485-3137

Greater Boston Employment Collaborative - Riverside Community Care

The Greater Boston Employment Collaborative is a group resource for professionals providing employment supports, particularly job development, to people who have disabilities. Membership of GBEC is made up of providers across agencies, who work together to connect the people that they serve with employers in the community. Many employers appreciate the effective and streamlined structure the collaborative offers to connect employee candidates to valuable job opportunities.

Haley House Bakery Cafe

Our Objective The Transitional Employment Program (TEP) at Haley House Bakery Café strives to break the cycle of incarceration by supporting men and women returning home to the community. A 6 month bakery training program. prior to being admitted, prospective students must complete a 2 week unpaid evaluation period, which give trainees the chance to experience work in a bakery and demonstrate motivation and ability to meet the program demands. Applicants should be able to read English and understand simple math.
12 Dade st Roxbury MA, 02119
617-445-0900

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Hyde Square Task Force |

A program for the Hyde Park Task Force started in 2004, H-CAP exposes youth to opportunities in the health care industry, through job readiness trainings and job shadows, internships in local community health centers, and technical trainings to strengthen the skills needed to work in the health care field. Local youth between the ages of 14-21 are placed in health care internships in which they gain hands-on experiences in a health care setting. They receive a monthly stipend as an incentive of their internship.
375 Center st. Jamaica Plain MA, 02130
617-524-8303 x 302

InnerCity Weightlifting reduces youth violence by connecting proven-risk young people with new networks and opportunities, including meaningful career tracks in and beyond personal fitness. We use the gym to replace segregation and isolation with economic mobility and social inclusion, disrupting the system that leads to urban street violence.

Program trains personal trainers, can make 20 to 60 dollars per hour.

International Institute of New England

Provides employment training, social services, resettlement services, ESL, and adult literacy services to immigrant and refugee populations. Services available in 28 languages. Locations in Boston, Lowell, and Manchester.
1 Milk st. 4th floor Boston Ma, 02109
617-695-9990

Jewish Vocational Services Inc.

Providing workforce development services to Greater Boston, cultivating strong relationships with clients and employers. Offers a host of career related programs. Multilingual services provided. The Work Place: 617-737-0093
29 Winter st. suite 500 Boston Ma, 02108
617-399-3131

JFY NetWorks

Workforce and career development training center for youth and adults ranging from age 16 to over 40. Offers academic as well as vocational training programs.
44 School st Suite 1010 Boston MA, 02108
617-338-0815

Job Corps - U.S. Department of Labor

Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people ages 16-24 that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life.
100 Pine st North Grafton MA, 01536
508-887-7300 or 800-733-5627

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