Workshops/ Job Trainings



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Career Collaborative is a non-profit that helps unemployed and under-employed men and women get great jobs with benefits. Career Collaborative also helps people keep them.

· Information Sessions held every Thursday at 1:00
· 77 Summer Street (near Downtown Crossing) – 11th floor
· No charge for services

Questions? Call (617) 424-6616.

Mary Rae
Workshop Instructor/Community Outreach Coordinator
Career Collaborative
77 Summer Street, 11th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 259-1045



Pathways Classes Open for Registration BCNC

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) responds to community needs by delivering holistic, family-centered, and culturally competent programs. Founded in 1969, BCNC is the largest nonprofit social service provider for Asian American and Asian immigrant families in the Greater Boston Area, supporting over 2,000 children, youth, and adults each year at three locations in Boston and Quincy. We have re-opened our pathways classes for Academic Skills and Career Readiness. Please share these flyers with all interested groups and feel free to contact me directly.


Stephen Hunter
Adult Education Coordinator/Advisor
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Inc.
617-635-5129 x1044 • 38 Ash St. Boston, MA 02111 •

HiSET (formerly GED) Class
for Students ages 16-24
Monday through Thursday 9:30AM – 1:30PM
Students accepted year-round!

What is the HiSET test?
• The HiSET test (or High School Equivalency Test) is the new replacement to the GED.
Why take the HiSET class and test?
• Get a better job! Many employers require a High School Diploma/GED/HiSET Certificate.
• Get a promotion! HiSET is needed for many advanced positions.
• Go to college or learn a trade! HiSET is required for admission to college and many technical programs.
Students are accepted on a rolling basis. Apply today!
Location: East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s Education & Training Institute
Address: 250 Sumner St, East Boston, MA 02128
Phone: 617-568-6444
Language: Class conducted in English

Schedule your initial assessment today!



 The 5th Annual Conference on Haitian Mental Health will convene on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at William James College in Newton, Massachusetts.Conference on Haitian Mental Health — Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, 1/22/16

Conference Theme:
Still We Rise: Religion, Spirituality and Well-Being in the Haitian Community

Attached you will find the Call for Abstracts and Abstract Template. As a reminder, the abstract submission deadline is Friday, January 22, 2016. All abstracts must be submitted electronically to

For more information about the conference, please visit our website ( We look forward to seeing you in May 2016!

Haitian Mental Health Network
Boston, MA

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Caring for our Seniors: A Certified Nursing Assistant Program

The CNA training program is 30 hours per week for 14 weeks, Monday through Friday 9:00am – 4:15pm. Students will receive training for 14 weeks, in conjunction with the Academy for Healthcare Training and complete a clinical placement in a long-term care facility on week 14. Training program curriculum at JVS will consist of 100 hours of ESOL, plus computers, customer service, geriatric education, and medical terminology and anatomy. Students will gain hands-on experience working in the healthcare field during their clinical placement. Ongoing support will be provided throughout the program and students will benefit from job placement upon graduation.
We accept 16 students per class and offer the program four times per year Applicants should have limited English proficiency, a clean CORI, and desire a full-time job in health care. Program acceptance will be based on the applicant’s interest in working in long-term care as a CNA, successfully passing the intake process and commitment to completing the course and obtaining a full-time job.
Interested candidates must attend an information session. Information sessions held Wednesday’s 12pm sharp on the 3rd floor of 75 Federal Street. Intake is done on a rolling basis and all interested candidates are encouraged to apply. I am also available upon request to give program presentations at your location for your client’s or staff. If you have further questions or areas where I can be helpful, please do not hesitate to contact me at 617-399-3211.


Shereen Russell-Ahmed
Manager CNA Program, JVS
p: 617-399-3211 f: 617-451-9973
a: 75 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110

Free Certified Nurse’s Aid Training

Space in the YMCA’s Transition to College and Careers Program is still Available

TRANSITION TO COLLEGE AND CAREERS Program at the YMCA International Learning Center

Graduates have gotten accepted into:
· Boston College
· Boston University
· Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC)
· Endicott College
· Le Cordon Bleu culinary arts
· Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS)
· North Shore Community College
· Suffolk Law School
· UMass
· Urban College
· Wentworth Institute of Technology
· And others

Course Information:
· 6 months long
· Class is January 4-June 24, 2016.
· Classes meet Monday- Friday from 8:30am- 2:00pm.
· Academic coaching is provided.

• Legal resident of US (permanent resident or citizen)
• High School diploma or GED
• Advanced level of English (SPL 6)
• 18 years or older
• Have goal of skills training or college

Program Highlights:
· Accuplacer test scores accepted by Bunker Hill Community College
· $85,000 of scholarships, grants, and awards given to our graduates, including two full scholarships for graduate/masters programs at UMass and Boston College.
· 80% of our graduates have been accepted into college or training programs.
· 70% have gotten better jobs or their first U.S. job.

Course curriculum includes:
· Computer skills
· Personal readiness for college
· Advanced ESOL with a focus on grammar, reading and writing
· Test taking practice (TOEFL, Accuplacer)
. About 50 TOEFL/IELTS/Accuplacer essays throughout the course
. One 1200 word research paper
. One 600 word compare and contrast essay
. Two formal and about five impromptu presentations in class
. About thirty academic vocabulary words a week
. TOEFL practice: every Friday, about 20 partial practice reading tests, two full exams and 8 full listening exams
· Trips to local colleges and universities, the library, job fairs, the State House, and Liberty Mutual
· Job preparation: create cover letters and resumes, practice interviewing with native speakers, and conduct informational interviews with people who have the jobs you are interested in

Advising includes assistance with:
· Translating and evaluating transcripts from your country
· Getting accepted into college or a training program
· Finding and applying for scholarships
· Selecting a career
· Applying for jobs

Graduates have passed the TOEFL, MTEL, IELTS, GRE, and more.

Graduates have gotten some of the following jobs or work at some of the following companies:

· Beth Israel Hospital
· State Street Bank
· Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital
· Winchester Rehab and Nursing
· Nature Conservancy—Senior Paralegal
· Optician apprenticeship
· Business owner
· CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant)
· Pharmacy Technician
· Home Health Aide

To apply:
· Email Sarah H at
· Call Sarah H at 617-927-8234
· Or come in to our front desk and fill out the application

Sarah Harkleroad
ESL Instructor
DESE Staff and Program Development Coordinator
Temporary Transition to College and Careers Advisor
Bridge to Opportunities Career and Education Advisor
International Learning Center
3 Center Plaza
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 927-8234

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