SNAP Path to Work

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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.

Culinary Program

Entry-level training in the Culinary/Hospitality sector in both front of house and back of house positions (front desk receptionist, host/hostess, counter attendant, food server, food preparer, line cook, culinary cook, etc.). The training also provides a solid foundation in basic customer service and job readiness. Participants are guided through the fundamentals of the hospitality and restaurant industry, and the importance of customer service. ServSafe certification included. 140 hours of training over seven weeks. 

Customer Service

Designed to empower the student with self confidence and professional demeanor necessary in providing a superior level of customer service in a variety of consumer based settings. Emphasis is on business etiquette, communication skills, effective questioning techniques and active listening with real world customer service application and life skill development.   

Nursing Assistant program

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.  

Pharmacy Technician program

Learn the skills needed to become a Pharmacy Technician and prepare to take the national certification exam (PTCE) and apply for state licensure. After a twelve-week course, qualified students may 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.  

hiset test prep

Designed for individuals who never completed high school and are seeking better career opportunities, HCC's HiSET preparation program prepares candidates in the five core areas covered by the HiSET exam:

  • Language Arts (Reading)
  • Language Arts (Writing)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Test-taking strategies and the development of good study skills are also emphasized.

For more information, please contact:
Yvette Jackson
Jump Start Program
Kittredge Center 322
413.552.2496 (Tel)

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Amy Shaikh

Placement Assistant

Jump Start Program

Kittredge Center 322

413.552.2730 (Tel)

Yvette Jackson

Program Assistant

Jump Start Program

Kittredge Center 322

413.552.2496 (Tel)