Opportunities to Support Your Goals
Through community enrichment grants, corporate partnerships, and state and federal programs aimed at growing the workforce and empowering students to transition to well-paying jobs in growing industries – we offer a number of different opportunities to help you pay for classes. Our financial assistance programs range from offering free tuition for certain populations to career development programs culminating in job placement. Learn more about each opportunity below and discover how we are support your educational journey and career advancement.
Be Mass Competitive Partnership
Through this program, candidates will receive specialized training and career-placement services leading to upwardly mobile employment opportunities at some of the Commonwealth’s largest employers. This program seeks to support and advance the successes of persons of color by providing pathways at MACP companies committed to building a diversified workforce. This opportunity is available at no cost to participants.
Rapid Recovery & Reemployment (R3) Short-term Training
R3 is a unique opportunity that allows students or community members impacted by the COVID-19 economic downturn to get back in the game with possible financial support. Eligible participants may have access to full tuition and materials scholarships. These short-term trainings will allow a student to study over a shorter period of time, develop skills in a field, and earn an industry-recognized credential, which makes them employable quicker.
TRAIN Grant Program
TRAIN offers free career training to those who are unemployed, under-employed or new to the U.S. workforce. Students will receive a nationally recognized career readiness certification, NCRC, along with the occupational training programs (Pharmacy Tech, EMT, CNA and PC Hardware Support Specialist).
Training Opportunities Program (TOP) and Masshire Training Opportunities
The Training Opportunities Program (TOP) allows you to collect unemployment benefits while you attend full-time, approved training for new job skills. If you need to acquire new skills in order to become re-employed, you may be eligible for the Training Opportunities Program (TOP).