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Operation ABLE of Greater Boston, Inc.
  • 98 North Washington Street, Suite 200, Boston, MA 02114
  • 617-542-4180
  • Vocational Skills Training
ABLE Skills2Work
Program activities:

ABLE Skills2Work is a 12-week (360 hours), full-time, computer and office skills training program for low-income mature workers. The purpose of the program is to provide unemployed and underemployed older job seekers with the skills they need to compete for and secure training-related employment which both pays a living wage and provides opportunity for job upgrade and career growth. The program also includes a six-week internship with a local business which provides students with some practical experience, a chance to brush-up on their skills and the opportunity to build their self-confidence.

Training in Windows, Microsoft Office and the Internet is integrated with basic skills review, career development, workplace and customer service skills training, and extensive job search skills training. The program also focuses on strengthening the confidence and communication skills of program participants. The job search has changed immensely during the past few years. Those who are confident, persistent, and can effectively present themselves and their skills to potential employers have a greater chance of being hired. In order to expand participant skill sets and make them more attractive to potential employers, the program also includes a component in Medical Office Skills.

For more information or to register for a virtual information session visit operationable.net/skills2work-computer-skills-training

Program is offered in: English
Participant demographics:

Unemployed, economically disadvantaged individuals who need to upgrade their computer skills in order to reenter the workplace.The program is open to applicants of all ages.

Anticipated number of SNAP participants per year: 50
Total hours: 30
Program duration: 12 weeks
Rolling Admission: No
Number of cycles: 5
Program start dates: 7/24/24 – 11/23/24
Sample schedule:
HoursActivity TypeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
9:00am - 3:00pmClassroom Instruction: MS Office; Internet
9:00am - 3:00pmKeyboarding, etc.
9:00am - 3:00pmIndividual Job Search and Group Workshops
9:00am - 3:00pmEmployer Workshops
Is the program offered remotely? Yes
Is public transportation available? Yes

Location information:

98 North Washington Street, Suite 200 Boston, MA 02114
Additional information about location:

INSTRUCTOR-LED training in a virtual classroom environment through Zoom video conferencing

Other requirements: 6th grade TABE Reading and Math; Motivated to work; Eligible for employment in US.
Program is CORI friendly? Yes
Anticipated outcomes: Certificate of Completion.
Other outcomes: Employment/Promotion

Participant Supports:

Participant Support CategoryAll participantsAs needed
DTA SNAP Transportation Support
Books/Supplies
Clothing/Uniforms
DTA SNAP Child Care Referral
Are there any out of pocket expenses for the participant? No
Do participants receive any pay? Not applicable

Contact Information

Program Liaison: Marilyn Piket
Telephone: 6175424180
Program code: OPA-VT-ADV
ABAWD Qualifying? Yes