Training Resources of America – Fitchburg
ESL and GED Classes
Cynthia Vlasapy (Coordinator)
Free ESL and GED courses. Other programs also available through TRA such as ACHIEVE, Young Parents, Youth Build and Career Pathways course. Programs are guided to help Worcester residents improve language skills, obtain a GED (equivalent to a high school diploma) among other services.
ESL & GED evening classes ESOL Monday & Wednesday 4:30–7:45pm
GED Tuesday & Thursday 4:30 -7:45 pm
Registration is ongoing.
Must call to schedule an intake (interview and testing) or to request information on the other services available through TRA. Most services are for those 16 and older, with the exception of Young Parents.
Serves out-of-school youth between the ages of 16 and 21, assisting with Adult Basic Education/GED preparation and more.
Offers pregnant and parenting out-of-school youth, aged 14-21, who have not achieved a high school diploma with a variety of educational and life skills training.
Provides low-income, out-of-school youth, aged 16-24 with on-the-job, hands on construction skills training and GED preparation.
Career Pathways Course
Offered Monday – Thursday for ESOL students who want to improve their English, work on their job skills and find a career in Manufacturing
This organization has been providing quality education, employment and training services in Massachusetts since 1975. The provide assistance with basic reading, language, math levels, ESL. The program also helps students obtain a high school equivalency credential. Students are exposed to new skills and develop self confidence. Training prepares students for jobs that are in high demand. Mentorship is available for increased job earning and job advancement.
Automated Office Systems/Medical
Enables students to secure employment in a variety of secretarial and clerical positions with emphasis on the medical field. Courses include: Navigating Computers and General Office Equipment, Internet Basics, Microsoft Word, Excel, Keyboarding, Office Procedures and Communications, Medisoft, Medical Terminology, Medical Billing and Coding, and Medical Transcription. Internships, job development and placement and follow-up services all help to ensure students' success.
The 15-week AOS Program is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.