Workforce Development

Enrollment for CDBG-DR Job Training Begins

The City of Springfield has funded three organizations to provide job training to residents of disaster impacted neighborhoods, specifically the South End and Six Corners.

For more information on available programs you may contact the following three organizations:

 

Old Window Workshop

81 Mill Street

Springfield, MA 01108

413-788-2122

Click here for Old Window Workshop's Website

 

Springfield Technical Community College (STCC)

Contact Person: Ana Sanchez

413-755-4789

alsanchez@stcc.edu

Click here for STCC website

 

Training Resources of America

Contact Person: MaryAnn

413-732-2223

32-34 Hampden Street, Ground Floor

Springfield, MA

Click here for TRA website

 

Enrollment for CDBG-DR Funded Workforce Training Begins

Springfield Technical Community College has begun enrollment of residents of the Disaster Impacted Six Corners and South End neighborhoods for Workforce Training programs that are being funded by the CDBG-DR Program.

In order to enroll, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Students must be 18 or older
  • Students can not have a college degree
  • Students must be residents of Six Corners or South End neighborhoods
  • Acceptance will depend upon a series of assessments measuring math, reading and writing skills.

Those interested in enrollment or additional information should contact Ana Sanchez at (413) 755-4789 or aisanchez@stcc.edu.

Click here to read the article from The Republican/Masslive.

City Awards $250,000 for Workforce Development and Job Training Programs

The City will be awarding a total of $250,000 in CDBG-DR funding to three organizations to provide job training and workforce developmnt programs to residents of disaster impacted neighborhoods.  There will be a special focus on recruiting residents of the Six Corners and South End neighborhoods, as the residents of these neighborhoods face multiple barriers to employment and both areas were heavily impacted by both the long and short term effects of the natural disasters that occured in 2011.

The City has issued the following awards for these purposes:

  • Training Resources of America will receive $85,100
  • Springfield Technical Community College will receive $94,449
  • Window Preservation LLC in partnership with the Hampden County Sheriff's Department will receive $70,451

The City anticipates that the contracted organizations will provide training to a minimum of 100 Springfield residents. 

Click here to read Mayor Sarno's Press Release

Page last updated:  Friday, January 17, 2020 12:20 pm