Training Programs


Spring Fling Job Fair - 3/28/2018

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Northampton Access Point: Forbes Library

The Franklin Hampshire Career Center and Forbes Library have created a partnership to provide Career Center satellite services at Forbes Library, located at 20 West Street in Northampton. Career Center staff provide selective services on certain days.
For the days and times please see “Workshops & Events”, Northampton Access Point: Forbes Library.

Franklin Hampshire Career Center continues to offer a full-range of services in Greenfield at One Arch Place, Greenfield. For a listing of services, please view our website:
or call the Greenfield Career Center at 413-774-4361, for more information.


Wednesday afternoon at the Forbes Library

Career Center Seminar
To register, please call the Greenfield Career Center:
413-774-4361 / 800-457-2603 (toll free)


Do You Need Training in Order to Find a Job?

Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act Training

The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a federally funded program that provides individualized occupational skills training for eligible laid off workers and, economically disadvantaged adults. The goal of the WIOA program is to:

  • Serve individuals with barriers to employment with training that enables them to secure long-term employment and self-sufficiency
  • Trainees must demonstrate limited reemployment options in their current field, and require training or intensive job search services to return to work
  • Eligible participants can receive enhanced services (including assessment, career counseling and in depth job search)

Participants may also qualify for training assistance purchased through the Individual Training Accounts (ITA) system. Options here may include Certificate programs at Community Colleges, CNA, Class A and B tractor trailer licenses, computer courses and many more.

In order to determine eligibility for training, customers must fill out a complete job seeker training form and a WIOA Training Questionnaire available at the front desk.

Employment Skills Program (ESP)

Vocational training and enhanced services may also be provided to active Transitional Assistance for Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC) recipients who seek employment.The ESP program also offers:

  • HiSET
  • Career counseling
  • Job training, job search and job placement
  • Assistance with transportation, child care and training and job related expenses

To obtain services, a customer must have a referral from their DTA caseworker.

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