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UTEC, Inc.
  • 35 Warren Street, Lowell, MA 01852
  • 978-856-3902
  • Vocational Skills Training
Transformational Beginnings – Mattress Recycling Social Enterprise
Program activities:

All young adults at UTEC begin in Transformational Beginnings, which operates in one industry-specific area (Mattress Recycling) according to the schedule outlined below.

Phase I: Participants meet with intake specialist Transitional Coaches for essential job readiness steps, including personal documentation, benefits coordination, and bank account setup. They also study and test for their OSHA 10-hour certification during this period. This is a maximum of 4 weeks for SNAP purposes.

Phase II: The Transformational Beginnings vocational training phase focuses on basic work skills and safety requirements. Participants must demonstrate consistent attendance and receive qualifying scores on performance reviews administered by the TB program manager. Participants progress at their own pace before advancing to the next level of workforce development.

Program is offered in: English
Participant demographics:

Youth between the ages of 17 and 25 years old

Anticipated number of SNAP participants per year: 15
Total hours: 22.5
Program duration: 16 weeks
Rolling Admission: Yes
Program start dates: Next start date: 5/8/2024
Sample schedule:
HoursActivity TypeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
10AM - 3PMSkills training
10:30AM - 12PMSkills training/TRB Coach meetings
Other Schedule Information: Phase I: up to 4 weeks; Phase II: maximum of16 weeks, self-paced
Is the program offered remotely? Possible, but not typical
Is public transportation available? Yes

Location information:

35 Warren Street, Lowell MA 01852 Accessible via public transportation
Additional information about location:

Accessible via public transportation, but UTEC provides van rides to and from the site

Program requirements: SORI check
Program is CORI friendly? Yes
Anticipated outcomes: OSHA 10-hour certification | Certificate of Completion
Other outcomes: Employment/Promotion

Participant Supports:

Participant Support CategoryAll participantsAs needed
DTA SNAP Child Care Referral
Transportation (UTEC van rides)
Test/License Fees
Are there any out of pocket expenses for the participant? No
Do participants receive any pay? Stipend
Other, please explain: Daily stipend is determined by level of programming

Contact Information

Program Liaison: Marie McCabe
Telephone: 978-856-3902
Program code: UTC-VT-TB
ABAWD Qualifying? Yes