Job Skills Training/Trades

Washington Heights Tenants' Association

Phone: 

617-445-8731

Email: 

jalvira78@yahoo.com

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Office hours: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Computer classes: Monday and Wednesday 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Blood pressure clinic: every first Thursday of the month 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. Girls program (partnership with Girl Scouts): Fridays 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Location

Washington Heights Tenants Association
220 Harold St
Dorchester , MA 02121
United States
Key Partners: 

Mass Impact

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Stop by or call Jessie Alvira for more information

Key Programs Offered: 

Free computer classes for MS Office and typing, drop-ins welcome. Registration required. NSTAR forgiveness program workshops one day a month ESL classes Blood pressure clinic Give turkeys and toys to residents during the holidays Girls group meets weekly for girls grades 6-12 Computer lab (can be rented for trainings) Tax assistance BYF jobs in summer for teens

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
01/12/2011

BostonGLOW - Girls’ Leadership (GL) and Organized Women (OW)

Phone: 

917-291-6666

Mission: 

Boston GLOW aims to foster opportunities for women of all ages to become empowered community leaders and active, engaged world citizens. Women consist of half the world’s population, perform two thirds the world’s work hours, make one tenth the world’s income and comprise 70 percent of the world’s poor. Today in the United States, only 17 percent of elected officials are women. Only one country in the entire world has more than 50 percent female elected officials! Boston GLOW fosters opportunities for women of all ages to become empowered community leaders and active world citizens. Through two specific program areas -Girls’ Leadership (GL) and Organized Women (OW), GLOW strives to provide pragmatic programming, leadership training, and service-learning opportunities.

Location

GLOW Boston
59 St Andrew Road
East Boston, MA 02128
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Contact Leah Moschella at BostonGlow@gmail.com. You can support Boston GLOW's IGNITE Change in three ways, and we welcome any contribution, big or small. All contributions are tax-deductible: Donate directly to the IGNITE Change contest, via PayPal or by check. This money will go to the scholarship prizes for the winner and, if our fundraising is successful, to the other finalists as well. Checks can be made out to Boston GLOW and mailed to: Boston GLOW C/o Leah Moschella 59 St. Andrew Road 3rd Floor Boston, MA 02128 Or, you can donate online

Key Programs Offered: 

Boston GLOW aims to foster opportunities for women of all ages to become empowered community leaders and active, engaged world citizens. Working through two program areas – Girls’ Leadership (GL) and Organized Women (OW) – GLOW provides pragmatic programming, leadership training, and service learning opportunities. Girls' Leadership offers internships, IGNITE CHANGE contest and mentoring, and a 2-year leadership curriculum. Organized Women runs an annual V-Day charity campaign (against domestic violence), "Crafting for a Cause" feminist craft sessions and discussions, mentoring, and an annual gala.

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

GLOW Boston

Created: 
12/27/2010

Local 12: Plumbers and Gasfitters

Phone: 

617-288-6200

Fax: 

617-436-6006

Location

Local 12
1240 Massachusetts Avenue
Dorchester 02125
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Applications are accepted once a year in January. Rick Carter (Training Director) can be reached at 617-288-6200 or by email at Local12jsc@aol.com If you already have a Massachusetts Apprentice Plumbers License, contact Local 12 Organizer, John Stack, at 617-288-6200, X148 or email him at Jstack@Local12Boston.org.

Key Programs Offered: 

Journeyman/apprentice training, such as"Medical Gas Training & Solar Water Thermal Heating & Rainwater Reuse Course."

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Plumbers and Gasfitters

Created: 
12/13/2010

Local 718: Boston Firefighters

Phone: 

617-288-2100

Email: 
Website: 
Key Partners: 

Florian Hall, Boston Fire Hockey League

Created: 
12/13/2010

Local 537: Pipefitters Association of Boston

Phone: 

617-787-5370 for Leo J. Fahey, Business Manager;
617-825-3777 for Timothy Gilligan, Training Manager;

Fax: 

617-787-5373 for Leo J. Fahey, Business Manager;
617-825-1458 for Timothy Gilligan, Training Manager;

Mission: 

Pipefitters Local 537 install piping systems that carry hot water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases needed for industrial production or other uses. We install both high and low pressure systems in Industrial and Commercial Facilities. We lay out, fabricate, and assemble pipes from drawings, blue prints, and specifications. The members of Local 537 also install piping for heating and cooling systems. Pipefitters work both inside and out on new construction projects and also on maintenance and renovation job sites. The work requires lifting and working in cramped quarters and at various elevations.

Location

Training Center
35 Travis Street
Allston, MA 02134
United States
Key Partners: 

UA Boston, Helmets to Hardhats, Local 12 (Plumbers), Local 537 (Sprinklerfitters)

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Applications are accepted during specific times throughout the year. There is generally one apprentice class per year. Please check the website for notices on when applications will be accepted. Five year apprenticeship program: Applicants must be 18 years of age. Copies of the following documents must be submitted with the application: High School Diploma or GED High School Transcript of Grades or GED Test Results Birth Certificate Social Security Card DD-214 (Military Discharge) if applicable

Key Programs Offered: 

Pipefitters Local 537 offers a five-year apprenticeship program which, in conjunction with on the job training, teaches the skills necessary to be a tradesperson. Basic math, science and various welding procedures are examples of course curriculum. In addition to our five-year apprenticeship programs, Pipefitters Local 537 offers continuing education opportunity that includes journeymen training and certification, as well as an associate’s degree program. Our Training Center is located in Dorchester and the address is as follows: 40 Enterprise Street Dorchester, MA 02125 617-825-3777 Timothy T. Gilligan, Training Coordinator

Created: 
12/03/2010

Local 4: Elevator Constructors Union

Phone: 

617-288-1547

Fax: 

617-288-6724

Website: 

Location

50 Park Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Apprenticeship Program: Please call for more information. Applicant must be 18 years old, a picture ID and a high school diploma or a GED. Local 4 will give applicants an examination based on the GED exam. Fee for that examination is $25.00.

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 4

Created: 
12/02/2010

Local 17: Sheet Metal Workers' International Association

Phone: 

617-296-1680

Mission: 

Local #17 was formed in 1896 so that men and women working in the Sheet Metal Industry could bargain collectively for a good day's pay with benefits for a good day's work. Through the years our union has taken the lead in the Industry, negotiating contracts that have made our members the highest paid with the best benefit package of any Sheet Metal Worker organization in all of New England.

Location

1157 Adams Street, Boston, MA 02124
Boston, MA 02124
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

JATC Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 Apprentice and Training Program: Schooling in safety, drafting, sheet metal layout, math, service work, field installation, architectural sheet metal, welding, blueprint reading, sheet metal sketching, plastic, C.A.D., residential heating, testing, Adjusting & balancing of air and water systems, HVAC

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Sheet Metal Workers' International Association

Created: 
12/02/2010

Local 6: Insulators and Allied Workers Union

Phone: 

617-436-4666

Fax: 

617-265-9887

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Location

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Applications generally accepted in April from 9am – 3pm weekdays. The application period usually takes place once a year. Please contact union for exact dates. You must be 18 years old, have either a high school diploma or a GED and a valid drivers license. Territory includes Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Key Programs Offered: 

A four-year apprenticeship program is available. The Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers Union is committed to providing an adequate supply of trained insulation mechanics with the competitive skills necessary to meet industry needs now and in the future. The goal of the apprentice program is to provide the highest level of training to apprentices, in order that they may assume positions as fully qualified journeymen ready to meet the professional challenges of the insulation industry. The program is structured for entry-level workers, as well as for insulation workers already employed within the industry who wish to upgrade their skills and to advance to journeyman status, at the same time benefiting from membership in the Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers Union. The apprenticeship program emphasizes on-the-job training and classroom instruction, as well as the use of textbooks and other course materials that give participants a thorough knowledge of the trade. As an apprentice, you will be assigned to work for an insulation contractor. During your apprenticeship, you will work side by side with experienced journeymen who understand the practical application and theory. As you progress through each year of the program, the tasks you are assigned will become more complicated and your work will require less supervision. Gradually, your sense of pride, independence and self-confidence will grow as you accomplish increasingly difficult tasks with less assistance and instruction. In addition, your earnings will be adjusted upward each year to reflect your advancing skills and increasing knowledge of the trade. The average starting wage for 1st year apprentices is 50% of the mechanics wage rate plus fringe benefits This is the apprenticeship experience, "practical - hands on" learning, backed up by excellent classroom instruction and course materials. And you won't have to wait to complete your training to begin earning a living. You will earn while you learn, placing you on an immediate path toward economic security and stability.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers Union; Insulators and Asbestos Workers

Created: 
12/02/2010

Dare Family Services

Phone: 

617-427-6500 (Boston/Roxbury); 617-628-3696 (Main Office)

Fax: 

617-427-6004 (Boston/Roxbury); 617-628-3778 (Main Office)

Website: 
Mission: 

Dare Family Services is a private, nonprofit social services agency. The primary service we provide is a highly intensive type of foster care. Dare provides foster homes for children who have been removed from their biological families due to abuse or neglect. We operate through six regional offices across Massachusetts and one in Connecticut.

Intensive foster care serves a wide range of children with distinct needs. The state entrusts us with the care of these vulnerable young lives. We work very hard to help youth heal and move forward toward a fulfilling life.

Locations

Boston Region Office
504 Dudley Street 2nd Floor
Roxbury, MA 02119
United States
Central Office
265 Medford Street, Suite 500
Somerville, MA 02143
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

For more information on becoming a foster parent or about Dare's programs, please contact the office nearest you.

Key Programs Offered: 

Become a Foster Parent

You can make an extraordinary difference in a child's life by becoming a foster parent.

Dare Mentors, or foster parents, are at the heart of our agency's work. When children are removed from their own biological families due to abuse and neglect, they need to spend time in a nurturing, supportive home so they can begin to heal, trust adults and form healthy relationships.

Family Support and Stabilization

Dare Family Services provides family support and stabilization services to families involved with the Department of Children and Families. The services aim to prevent an initial or subsequent removal of a child from the home and to promote permanency. We provide these services out of our Somerville, MA office.

Intellectual Disabilities Programs

Dare Family Services offers programs to enable people with intellectual disabilities to maximize their independence and to provide for themselves. Every client in our care has an Individual Service Plan (ISP) that is overseen by a Department of Developmental Services (DDS) coordinator. The ISP objectives for each person are unique, focusing on specific areas of skill instruction and support that he or she needs to maximize independence.

> Residential Care

Dare Family Services has been providing staffed apartments for individuals with intellectual disabilities since 1977. Dare was one of the first human service agencies to pioneer these services.

We provide staffed apartments to individuals in Boston, Brookline, Dorchester and West Newton. The intensity of support ranges from 24-hour, 7-day-per-week services for some people to more limited care for others. Our staff works to determine the unique potential of each adult in our care. The goal of these programs is to teach the life skills that each person needs to live in his or her own home in the community.

> Program for Pregnant/Parenting Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Our transitional program in Dorchester provides housing and services to mothers with intellectual disabilities and their young children. The program teachers mothers life skills such as cooking, cleaning and budgeting. We provide instruction on parenting skills to enable mothers to care for themselves and for their children. The ultimate goal of the program is to guide these women toward independent living settings where they can parent and provide for their children and themselves within their communities.

If you have a family member or loved one with intellectual disabilities and would like more information on placing him or her in our care, please contact Jan Edeman at 617-629-2710 or at jedeman@darefamily.org

Pregnant & Parenting Teens Program

Our residential program in Newburyport, MA serves teenage mothers and their children. All of these young mothers are in the custody of the Department of Children and Families (DCF), and they come to us pregnant or with babies.

These teenagers have a strong desire to raise their children themselves and to live independently. However, their young age and family history would place their children at risk unless the mothers learn skills to effectively parent. Since many of these young mothers have been victims of abuse and neglect, they are at risk of continuing the cycle of abuse if they do not receive appropriate care.

Pathways to Independence

Young people who grow up in foster care live a fractured childhood, separated from their families after having endured the horrors of abuse and neglect. When they are forced out of state care based solely on their age, they face a grueling reality. While their peers continue to rely on their families for housing, money and guidance after they turn eighteen, former foster children often have no stable figures to help them transition to independence.

As reported by a Massachusetts task force in 2008, over one-third of the young people who leave foster care become homeless; one half become pregnant or impregnate someone; and well over half suffer from mental illness.

Kroc Community Center

Phone: 

(617) 318-6900

Mission: 

The Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of Boston will serve as a resource to enhance the community and provide individuals and families with opportunity to meet their potential. Beyond a facility for swim and gym, the Kroc Center will be a true center for the Uphams-Dudley community.

Location

650 Dudley Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Created: 
04/20/2011

Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is now open!

A community comprised of stronger individuals is a stronger community. The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers strive to build stronger communities through individualized services, care, and attention. Available services foster work and life skills development, educational enrichment, and spiritual and physical wellness. In addition to being a state of the art recreation facility, The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center will also provide the traditional social services and emergency assistance that people expect to receive from The Salvation Army. The services provided in Uphams Dudley will be based on the needs of the entire community. We believe that helping others creates hope for a better tomorrow.

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