Education is key! 

Education & Employment – What’s the connection?

Associated Industries of Massachusetts says skilled workforce still critical need for Bay State. Click here to read more…

Connection between unemployment and education level

Resources for Earning a High School Equivalency Diploma

Without a high school diploma or equivalency diploma, finding a job can be challenging. Employers want their employees to have at least a basic education.  Here are some resources to help:

Post Secondary Options

Short-term training

Career One Stop has a Find Short-Term Training tool that you can use to find programs that take less than one year to complete.

College Decision-Making Tools

National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator 

You can use this site to search for college/university programs that fit different criteria such as location, program, size of school, type of school, and more to fine-tune a list of post-secondary options.

Education & Training Programs

Transition Programs

Holyoke Community College’s (FREE!) Transition to College and Careers (TCC) Program 

Transition to College & Careers (TCC) is a free non-credit program offered both days and evenings that helps adult students 18+ prepare for college and identify a career path.