Training Programs

Visit MassHire Greater New Bedford Career Center to learn more about training opportunities.

Free ESOL Adult Classes Available

Shining Lights is a free ESOL (English for speakers of another language) program offered by The City of New Bedford, offering Adult Basic English classes for Beginning-level and Intermedia-level adult students. Shining Lights Program is a 32-Weeks program from September through May. Classes are offered in the morning or evening. In addition to English lessons, Shining Lights also offers life- skills seminars (e.g., Tenant & Consumer Rights), as well as History & Civics workshops and Citizenship preparation.

2023-12-15T15:03:25-05:00December 15th, 2023|

Jumpstart Your Career in Energy Efficiency

Join the more than two million Americans in the largest sector in the U.S. clean economy. Start your career in weatherization and gain hands-on industry experience by applying for the Clean Energy Pathways program, a full-time, paid, three-month internship that aims to boost the energy efficiency workforce.

2023-10-04T14:27:03-04:00October 4th, 2023|

News Release US Department of Labor Awards $800K to Support Disaster-Relief Jobs, Training in Massachusetts to Continue State’s Opioid Crisis Response

WASHINGTON – To support efforts to address Massachusetts’ continuing opioid crisis, the U.S. Department of Labor today announced an incremental award of $800,000 to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development to support employment and training services and disaster-relief jobs for workers in Bristol and Plymouth counties.

2023-08-29T15:18:30-04:00July 19th, 2023|

Photos from the June 27, 2023 Lean 101 Training

Regional manufacturers’ employees attended the MassHire Southeast Region 6 Lean 101 manufacturing course with MassMep on June 27, 2023. The course focused on identifying and eliminating non-value added activities, more commonly called waste. This Lean training establishes a systematic approach to eliminating waste and creating flow company wide. It also helps manufacturers develop and implement a long-term plan to streamline their operations and improve success by doing more with less. Below is a photo gallery from the class.

2023-07-14T08:58:44-04:00July 14th, 2023|

Summer 2023 MassHire Southeast Region 6 Basic Manufacturing Cohort Photo Gallery

Photos from MassHire Southeast Region 6 training cohort in Basic Manufacturing. This program will run through August in partnership with Bridgewater State University, The Uniquely Abled Academy, and South Shore Regional Vocational Technical High School.

2023-07-13T14:26:55-04:00July 13th, 2023|
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