SNAP Path to Work
SNAP Path to Work Options at Holyoke Community College
Individuals receiving non-cash SNAP benefits through the MA Department of Transitional Assistance are eligible to apply. Programs are free and include advising & employment support services.
This program provides students with the classroom, laboratory, and clinical training to become a Nursing Assistant. Four clinical days have been scheduled at local nursing homes with a special 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. schedule. You'll be prepared to take the Massachusetts Nurse Aide Certification Exam with the American Red Cross and be ready to enter employment immediately after successfully completing training. Upon completion of the class, students will be eligible for structured job search to aid in finding employment. Requirements include a high school diploma or GED, acceptable scores on an assessment test, and CORI/SORI background and drug tests.
Learn the skills needed to become a Pharmacy Technician and later to pass the state licensure and national certification exams. After the six-week course, qualified students will be eligible for an internship and job placement assistance. Requirements include a high school diploma or GED, acceptable scores on an assessment test, CORI/SORI background and drug tests.