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Boston Career Building Services Class Schedule



Whether you have been out of the workforce for some time or are interested in starting a new career, ATR’s job readiness program will prepare you with the skills you need to enter the workforce. 

It is a requirement that you take job readiness training before continuing to most occupational training programs. 


P2E introduces participants to the world of work through classroom based instruction on topics such as career exploration, occupational outlooks, and financial literacy. Soft skills development is also incorporated into this program, including, communication, conflict resolution, time management, and workplace expectations. Participants will also become members of the MassHire Career Center system and learn how to utilize the services they offer.

Format: Online


Multicity/Spanish Multi-City –

10/25/21 – 11/12/21

11/8/21 – 11/25/21

11/29/21 – 12/16/21

12/13/21 – 12/30/21

MOVING AHEAD PROGRAM (MAP) at St. Francis House | 14 Weeks  

This is a job and life skills program for people who have experienced homelessness, addiction, mental illness, and/or incarceration who do not yet feel ready to enter the work force and who need guidance, one-to-one attention, and time to get themselves ready to get a job. Participants learn to identify, pursue, and succeed in
careers that match their interests, abilities, skills, and work values.

Format: In-Person

8/16/21 – 11/19/21

9/13/21 – 12/17/21

WORK READY at Project Place | 4 Weeks 

This is a job and life skills program for people who have experienced homelessness, addiction, mental illness, and/or incarceration who do not yet feel ready to enter the work force and who need guidance, one-to-one attention, and time to get themselves ready to get a job. Participants learn to identify, pursue, and succeed in
careers that match their interests, abilities, skills, and work values.

Format: Online




The workforce is constantly changing and some of today’s hottest jobs require training in specific skills. Set yourself apart from other applicants by attending a job training program in an industry of your interest or continue your education by attending a GED/HiSet program or ESOL class.

Class schedules are regularly updated so be sure to check back often.

PERSONAL TRAINING at American Academy of Personal Training | 12 Weeks 

Participants receive an education in the fundamentals of personal training through a combination of classroom and practical instruction. Components of the curriculum include basic anatomy, introduction to the systems of the body, biomechanics, program design, and nutrition. Participants learn how to structure and build their personal training business and gain exposure to the various employers in the Boston-area who hire graduates of their program through regular “career expos”.

Format: In-Person

9/13/21 – 12/6/21

HVAC AND REFRIGERATION at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology | 17 Weeks 

This program was specifically created for ATR participants to receive the 2,000 credit hours needed to obtain a Massachusetts Refrigeration and Technician license. Participants will also earn key certifications including Universal EPA, Osha 10 Hour Safety, R410A High-Pressure Refrigerant, Motor Vehicle AC Systems, NoraBronze Oil Burner, plus a few optional certifications such as Preventative Maintenance Technician, and Indoor Air Quality.

Format: Online

11/1/21 – 2/28/22

ADVANCED COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology | 22 Weeks

Participants will learn fundamental computer skills such as keyboarding, and data entry, using Microsoft applications. The second component of this program focuses on installing, configuring, and supporting IT infrastructure and the various operating systems, while incorporating the principles and protocols in networked systems, as well as networking technologies  Additionally, participants with be provided with a basic understanding of professional communication. 

Format: Online

9/20/21 – 3/16/22

CONSTRUCTION/BUILDING TRADES at Building Pathways | 6 Weeks 

This pre-apprenticeship training program is designed to give the foundational skills and knowledge necessary to understand the construction industry. Participants can explore careers in the trades such as roofers, carpenters, laborers electricians, pipe fitters, iron workers, and more. Upon graduation, participants are prepared for placement in a union apprenticeship.

Format: Online 


COMMERCIAL CLEANING at Community Work Services | 6 Weeks 

This hands-on training in commercial cleaning prepares participants to secure employment in a variety of settings. Training is presented through a combination of on the job training at the CWS facility and a series of classroom lectures. The curriculum includes learning proper cleaning techniques for offices, classrooms, hospitals, hotels, or schools. Participants learn safe handling of products and are given the opportunity to use different equipment including industrial vacuums, floor buffers, power scrubbers, and rug extractors.

Format: In-Person

New sessions start on Monday as needed

AT YOUR SERVICE at Community Work Services | 8 Weeks

This training programs focused on preparing participants for careers in the hotel and hospitality industry, one of the fastest growing job fields in Boston. Using the curriculum derived from the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the program includes a combination of lecture based and online training covering customer service and concierge, food and beverage, and housekeeping. Participants attend bi-weekly hotel tours and meet with management and staff to gain a greater understanding of the industry.

Format: Hybrid

11/8/21 – 12/31/21


CARPENTRY at Home Builders Institute (HBI) | 7 Weeks 

This course is designed to build the self-confidence and professional demeanor necessary in providing a superior level of customer service in a variety of consumer-based settings. Emphases on business etiquette and appropriate vocabulary with real world customer service application and life skill development.
Customer Service Training Topics include: Customer support, call center operations, telemarketing, sales, etc., as well as, key foundational competencies of service, communications, computer applications, and conflict resolution. The training will prepare participants for entry-level positions in customer service, call center operations, and sales. This course also includes a Supported Job Search Strategies component, designed to prepare the participants to make the transition to an employment setting. Participants will participate in daily Zoom classes covering a variety of workshops, one-on-one job coaching, soft skills development, interviewing skills, professional and personal goal development, evaluating job offers, and participating in virtual job fairs

Format: In-Person

9/27/21 – 12/17/21


INTRODUCTION TO CULINARY ARTS at NECAT | 16 Weeks (2 consecutive 8-week sessions)  

NECAT offers training, support and employment services to prepare adults to secure and retain a variety of jobs in the growing food services industry. The curriculum includes an overview of the
industry, sanitation and food safety, taking the ServSafe exam, nutritional studies, kitchen mathematics, knife skills and food preparation. In addition, essential soft skills training will be provided to prepare participants for the workforce.

Format: In-Person

9/29/21 – 11/5/21

11/8/21 – 12/17/21


After graduating from Work Ready, clients can move onto the Industry Internship Program, or IIP. IIP offers more advanced training than Work Ready and helps narrow down the chosen path. SPARRC and Work Ready focus largely on building the foundation.  Participants begin to follow specific industries paths. IIP will also begin the transition out of the classroom by blending classroom and fieldwork. . Participants will learn useful topics that can be applied anywhere, topics such as business fundamentals and customer service. 

Format: Online

Rolling Starts


Working in a business environment, participants gain office and computer skills that prepare them to thrive in skilled employment. Participants choose a specialization in either administrative/customer
service support, financial services and insurance, health care administrative support, or human services. Experienced professionals help with resume building, cover letter preparation, and interview skills as well as help navigating online job search sites. Volunteer employers conduct mock interviews for all participants.

Format: Online

6/14/21 – 10/22/21

9/13/21 – 2/4/22

1/3/22 – 5/27/22

TEACHING KITCHEN at Community Servings  | 12 Weeks

his program trains individuals interested in careers in the food-service industry. Participants learn basic food-service skills and help Teaching Kitchen staff prepare the meals delivered to sick clients each day. Participants utilize Community Servings’ state-of-the-art industrial kitchen, and the curriculum covers all facets of working in a professional kitchen. Participants also prepare for and take the ServSafe examination.

Format: In-Person


9/13/21 – 12/2/21

10/25/21 – 1/20/22