Job Skills Training in Boston

Job training classes are now taking place ONLINE and through hybrid instruction!

Join a job skills training program at the International Institute of New England (IINE). New sessions start throughout the year! Many classes take place ONLINE or through hybrid instruction. Program graduates enter careers in the construction, healthcare, hospitality, and service industries, often then moving up to higher positions with greater responsibility and better pay. Sign up now and prepare for your new career.

IINE offers intensive job training programs for those who have medium proficiency in English and a minimum of six months of work experience in the U.S.

“The Hospitality Training Program has given me the necessary knowledge and skills I need to reach my goals”

– a recent “HTP” graduate

About our classes

Ready, Set, Service! Training Program

IINE’s Ready, Set, Service! Training Program prepares students for customer service jobs in many different and fast-growing industries such as hotels, restaurants, and hospitals. In this six-week course, students will learn about goal setting, resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, workplace communication and conflict resolution, networking, and U.S. work culture and expectations. Training will focus on specific jobs based on students’ interests.

  • Classes meet three hours per day (9:00 a.m. to noon), five days per week (Monday through Friday)
  • First two weeks are online via Zoom, last two weeks are in person at the IINE Boston office at 2 Boylston Street in downtown Boston
  • After completion of the course, you will meet once a week for one hour with IINE staff for job search and preparation assistance.

Qualifications:

  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Must have had at least one job in the U.S. for at least six months
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Able to pass English tests (Intermediate level or higher)
  • Committed to finding a full-time job in the U.S.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule
  • A functioning laptop and internet connection is required (IINE can provide loaner laptops upon request)

If you are interested in taking Ready, Set, Service! please contact Abbey Weil at aweil@iine.org or 978-893-9347.

Maintenance Technician Training Program (MTTP)

The Maintenance Technician Training Program (MTTP) is an eight-week hybrid training program, including a class on Zoom and an in-person internship. You can expect:

  • 12 hours of OSHA instruction and certification
  • 84 hours of paid Maintenance Technician internship
  • 84 hours of job readiness/contextualized ESOL instruction
  • Weekly placement services until a job is secured
  • This program is free to Boston residents.

Qualifications

  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Must have held at least one job in the U.S. for at least six months
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be able to pass English tests (Intermediate level or higher)
  • Committed to finding a full-time job in facilities maintenance in the U.S. after completion of course
  • Able to work a flexible schedule
  • A functioning laptop and internet connection is required (IINE can provide loaner laptops upon request)
  • Ability to travel to in-person internship two days a week
  • Driver’s license preferred, but not required

If you are interested in taking the Maintenance Technician Training Program (MTTP), please contact Maureen Moreira at mmoreira@iine.org or 617-801-5274, or Alexis Kubana at akubana@iine.org or 857-334-3406.

About our students

IINE students come from 60 countries, and most of them live in and around Boston: Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Chinatown, Dorchester, Downtown, East Boston, Fenway, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Mission Hill, the North End, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, South End, West End, and West Roxbury, as well as Malden, Quincy, Everett, Revere, and Chelsea. Some students travel to class from as far away as Brockton!

Most IINE students go on to careers in their chosen field, and many advance to management positions before long.

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“Encore Boston Harbor looks forward to every graduation and every opportunity to interact with IINE participants and graduates. The IINE programs are a terrific source of candidates; many graduates have become part of our team.”

– Encore Boston Harbor, Director of Employment

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