Courses & Programs

Robert Griffin

Director Program Operations

Center for Business & Prof Dev

Kittredge Center 219

413.552.2086 (Tel)

Free 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

Training for a career in restaurants, food service, hotels, etc., for unemployed and underemployed individuals.

Culinary & Hospitality/ESOL

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

Jump Start

Short-term training programs and job placement.

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)