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Boston Career 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 –

8/15/22 – 9/1/22

9/5/22 – 9/22/22

9/19/22 – 10/6/22

10/10/22 – 10/27/22

10/24/22 – 11/10/22

11/14/22 – 12/1/22

11/28/22 – 12/15/22

9/5/22 – 9/22/22

10/10/22 – 10/27/22

11/14/22 – 12/1/22

12/19/22 – 1/5/23

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

5/23/22 – 8/26/22

7/18/22 – 10/21/22

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

8/8/22 – 9/2/22

9/6/22 – 9/30/22

10/11/22 – 11/4/22

11/7/22 – 12/2/22

12/5/22 – 12/30/22




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

6/13/22 – 9/1/22

9/12/22 – 12/5/22

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

7/11/22 – 10/31/22

10/31/22 – 2/24/23

3/6/23 – 6/16/23

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

6/13/22 – 12/2/22

1/9/23 – 6/30/23

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.

  • Be a resident of Middlesex, Norfolk, or Suffolk counties
  • 18 years or older
  • High School Diploma or GED/ Hi-Set
  • Driver’s License
  • Fully COVID Vaccinated
  • Physically able to work in construction
  • Drug free

Format: Online 

The next class is planned for 9/6/22 – 12/17/22.

To apply, participant must attend a virtual information session.  Register here:

CNC Machining Certificate at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology | 21 Weeks 

The objective of this certificate program is to prepare its graduates for immediate employment as machining technicians. This curriculum prepares and trains students with industry-aligned competencies for entry-level positions that can support machinists, Mechanical Designers, and Mechanical Engineers. The program includes fundamental courses in industry-relevant topics such as manufacturing processes, mechanical computer-aided design and drafting, CNC machine programming, and manufacturing & prototyping processes. All credits earned in this certificate program are eligible for transfer towards the Associate in Science in Advanced Manufacturing and Automation degree track at BFIT.

Format: Hybrid (In-Person 1 day/week, Online 4 days/week)

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: In person

8/1/22 – 9/23/22

CARPENTRY at Home Builders Institute (HBI) | 7 Weeks 

HBI’s CORE training includes job safety, construction math, materials and supplies of the trades, and employment preparation. In conjunction with our CORE training is the trade training that provides more in-depth training relative to the trade you will be learning. Some sample career paths upon completion would be a carpenter helper, drywall installer, and framer if you select a carpentry learning path.

Individuals who successfully complete this 12-week program earn a PACT Certificate in Carpentry, an industry recognized credential and endorsed by the National Associate of Home Builders (the largest trade association representing the residential building industry).

Format: In-Person

7/5/22 – 9/22/22


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

7/6/22 – 9/23/22

8/2222 – 11/23/22

10/12/22 – 1/20/23

11/30/22 – 3/10/23


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

8/8/22 – 9/2/22

9/6/22 – 9/30/22

10/11/22 – 11/4/22


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

7/25/22 – 9/2/22

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


7/18/22 – 10/6/22

8/29/22 – 11/17/22

10/10/22 – 1/5/23

Financial Literacy Academy at Community Teamwork | 2 Weeks

CTI’s Financial Literacy Academy is designed for participants who want to learn more about personal finance.  Participants will learn how to create a budget, review their credit report, and manage debt. The two-week program is broken into eight sessions covering goal setting, banking basics, budgeting and saving, identify protection, understanding credit, credit cards, loans, and collections.

Format: Online

8/22/22 – 9/1/22

9/19/22 – 9/29/22

10/17/22 – 10/27/22