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Job Skills Training

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

Many classes take place online, and others are hybrid (a combination of online and in-person learning at IINE’s Boston location). 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.

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.

About Our Students

Current Job Training Courses


Service Work Training

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 seven-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.

About the Course

  • Offered over 7 weeks in a hybrid format — 5 weeks online and 2 weeks in person

  • Classes meet 3 hours per day (9:00 a.m. to noon), 5 days a week (Monday – Friday)

  • The in-person sessions are held at IINE’s Boston location at 2 Boylston Street

  • Includes OSHA and CPR certifications and financial literacy

  • After completing the course, students meet once a week for 1 hour with IINE staff for job search and preparation assistance.


  • Metro North, Boston, and Greater Boston residents who are unemployed or underemployed (priority is given to Metro North applicants)

    18 years or older

  • Authorized to work in the U.S.

  • Driver’s license preferred but not required

  • Women and minorities are encouraged to apply!

This class helped me a lot in developing my skills, such as speaking confidently in interviews, giving a speech, knowing my strengths and weaknesses, and working on them. It was useful to me in a lot of ways, and it gave me a lot of experience to develop and arrange my future ideas. Thank you so much.”

– Marwa

Encore Boston

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


MassHire Metro North

MassHire Metro North Pre-Apprenticeship Program in Facilities Maintenance or Construction Trades

We are currently recruiting participants for the next offering of this course, which will begin in September 2024.

About the Course

  • 224 hours of hybrid training over 14 weeks
  • Classes are Monday-Thursday, 4PM – 8PM
  • Introductory training in facilities maintenance, construction, job readiness, and more!
  • Graduates will work with a Career Navigator to look for and apply to apprenticeships and jobs


  • Metro North, Boston, and Greater Boston residents who are unemployed or underemployed (priority is given to Metro North applicants)

  • 18 years or older

  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED or HiSET)
  • Valid M.A. Driver’s License required (Applicants with Learner’s Permits will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • Must be able to pass an English assessment test (intermediate level or higher)
  • Women and minorities are encouraged to apply!

We will begin recruiting for our September 2024 class in the summer. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Meghan Fitzgerald at or 617-301-3418.

Pre-Apprenticeship Program Interest Form

Pre-Apprenticeship Program Interest Form

Thank you for your interest in our Pre-Apprenticeship Program. This program is meant for anyone who wants to work in construction, facilities maintenance, or the trades (carpentry, plumbing, electrical, etc.). This program teaches foundational skills for the construction trades and general job readiness. 

The next session of this program will start in September 2024. Meghan Fitzgerald will contact you over the summer to explain the application process and conduct a short intake. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Meghan Fitzgerald at (617) 301-3418 or