Courses & Programs

Free/Subsidized Classes for Unemployed & Underemployed

These grant-funded short-term programs lead directly to a job, and are offered at no cost to participants.


Culinary & Hospitality/ESOL

Training in job skills and language skills for individuals whose first language is not English.

IELTS Prep for International Nurses

Free International English Language Testing System (IELTS) preparation for international nurses.

Jump Start

Short-term training programs and job placement.

Line Cook Training

Cooks! Food prep workers! Are you ready to take your skills and career to the next level?

Medical Assistant Training

This grant-subsidized 11-month certificate program also offers tutoring, advising, financial supports, contextualized English and math, and a hands-on apprenticeship program.

Nurse Aide/Home Health Aide/ESOL

Holyoke Works and HCC are offering classes for non-native speakers of English to improve language and math skills, and prepare to pass the MA Nurse Aide Certification Test.

SNAP Path to Work

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.