Joint Partners coordinate the education, workforce and business services of the regions Workforce Development system to support job-driven career pathways for individuals that lead to a more informed, educated, and skilled workforce to meet the needs of businesses.
Adult Education & Transition Program at Bunker Hill Community College
Bunker Hill Community College offers two Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) grant funded programs to assist adults in developing the necessary skills in English language proficiency, acquiring a High School Credential (HiSET), and successfully completing college program credits.
Adult Learning Center at Middlesex Community College
The Adult Learning Center assists students in improving basic academic skills, attaining English proficiency, and preparing for the High School Equivalency and/or College Placement Tests. The center also provides instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, and basic computing/digital literacy.
Cambridge Community Learning Center
The Community Learning Center helps adults improve their lives and increase their community participation through free educational programs and services. These services include:
- Classes in English, citizenship, basic reading, writing, and math,
- Preparation for a high school diploma,
- Preparation for college,
- Home Health Aide (HHA) training,
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training, and
- Workplace Education at MIT.
The Community Learning Center also offers free educational and career counseling, tutoring, and basic computer instruction.
Department of Transitional Assistance
The Department of Transitional Assistance assists and empowers low-income individuals and families to meet their basic needs, improve their quality of life, and achieve long term economic self-sufficiency. DTA serves one in eight residents of the Commonwealth with direct economic assistance (cash benefits) and food assistance (SNAP benefits), as well as workforce training opportunities.
Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA)
DUA oversees the unemployment insurance (UI) program, which provides temporary income assistance to eligible workers in Massachusetts. DUA also determines and collects employer contributions to the UI program.
English at Large
English At Large provides free, relevant, practical, and accessible services to adult immigrants and refugees in 21 communities in Middlesex County. Their One-to-One Tutoring, Conversation Groups, Career Access Lab (CAL), Beginner English and Summer Book Groups give English language learners at all levels the knowledge, skills, tools, support and confidence they need to fully engage in their communities and move forward in their new life in the United States.
The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.
The English Language Program provides free, year-round English classes to immigrant and refugee adults in Greater Boston to help them become successful workers, parents and community members.
Intergenerational Literacy Program/Chelsea Public Schools
The Intergenerational Literacy Program (ILP) is committed to seeing our learners and their families succeed by providing literacy instruction to adults and youth, as well as connecting our learners to additional resources that will support them to reach their goals.
Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB)
MCB provides the highest quality rehabilitation and social services to Massachusetts residents who are blind, leading to their independence and full community participation.
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) helps individuals with disabilities to live and work independently. MRC is responsible for Vocational Rehabilitation, Community Living and eligibility determination for the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) federal benefits programs.
SCALE (Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experiences)
SCALE provides classes and support services to more than 1,200 adult learners annually who need basic reading, writing and math skills, English instruction for non-native speakers, or a high-school credential. SCALE’s fully accessible facilities include a computer lab and an on-site Test Center. Classes are free. Fees are charged for orientations, adult evening school, testing, and for the Adult Diploma Program.
Senior Community Services Employment Program at Operation ABLE (SCSEP)
The SCSEP program is for unemployed job seekers 55 and older who are committed to finding a job. Coverage areas include, in Massachusetts: Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, and Worcester Counties and most of New Hampshire. Participants must meet Federal low-income guidelines. They will be paid for training in their own community for up to 20 hours a week, get help searching for a job, and gain new work experience which can lead to unsubsidized employment.
Veterans Employment Representative
Veteran Employment Representatives develop job and training opportunities for veterans, with special emphasis on veterans with service-connected disabilities.
YMCA International Learning Center Woburn
The YMCA ILC features high quality, affordable English classes. Classes are taught by experienced faculty. These classes include Advanced listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar. Six hours of instruction a week is provided.