Courses & Programs

Robert Griffin

Director Program Operations

Center for Business & Prof Dev

Kittredge Center 219

413.552.2086 (Tel)

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.

Intro to Manufacturing Training

Want to build a career in manufacturing? This course provides an overview of the industry, and develops skills for entry-level employment.

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.

Robert Griffin

Director Program Operations

Center for Business & Prof Dev

Kittredge Center 219

413.552.2086 (Tel)