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Training Resources of America Inc.
  • 2 Foster Street, 3rd Floor, Worcester, MA 01608
  • 508-753-2991
  • Vocational Skills Training
TRA/NG Energy Infrastructure Academy
Program activities:

The Energy Infrastructure Academy (EIA) prepares candidates from underrepresented backgrounds for entry level to mid-level union roles with National Grid, an international energy company. Over 12 weeks, participants develop a combination of technical and soft skills, hands-on job experience with national grid staff, networking and mentorship, in preparation for full-time union role opportunities with earn-while-you-learn on the job training.

Program is offered in: English
Participant demographics:

Residents of Worcester, MA over the age of 18 representing one of the following demographics: Black, Hispanic or Latino, or women.

Anticipated number of SNAP participants per year: 10
Information About Program Hours: Program is 30-40 hours per week.
Program duration: 12 weeks
Rolling Admission: No
Number of cycles: 2
Program start dates: Next start: Spring 2024
Sample schedule:
HoursActivity TypeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
9am-2pmEnergy Career Exploration and OSHA 30
9am-2pmCareer Readiness Prep
9am-2pmTime management, goal setting and work ethics
8:30am-5pmMini Co-op onsite at National Grid
Other Schedule Information: The program operates Monday-Thursday 9am- 2pm for a two-week period for Mental Toughness and then for eight weeks in the classroom followed by an 8:30am-5pm Monday-Friday onsite mini co-op for two weeks at National Grid.
Is the program offered remotely? No
Is public transportation available? Yes

Location information:

2 Foster Street, 3rd Floor, Worcester, MA 01608The site is fully accessible via public transportation.
Additional information about location:

The mini co-op is held at local National Grid Locations. Sites are accessible via public transportation or transportation costs are paid by the academy if needed.

Program requirements: CORI check, Drug Testing, High school diploma/GED/HiSET
Program is CORI friendly? Yes
Anticipated outcomes: OSHA-30 and Engineer Intern (EI) Certification from National Grid.
Other outcomes: Stackable Credential(s), Employment/Promotion, Basic skills gain, Industry skills gain

Participant Supports:

Participant Support CategoryAll participantsAs needed
DTA SNAP Child Care Referral
Test/License Fees
Counseling/Case Mgt
Are there any out of pocket expenses for the participant? No
Do participants receive any pay? Stipend
Other, please explain: Students will receive $100 per day for attending the program as a living allowance.

Contact Information

Program Liaison: Doug Daigle
Telephone: 508-753-2991
Program code: TRA-VT-NG
ABAWD Qualifying? Yes