Job/Career and Educational Resources

Job and Career Resources:

Franklin Hampshire Career Center

The Franklin/Hampshire Career Center (FHCC) provides free employment and training services to job seekers and businesses within Franklin, Hampshire Counties and the North Quabbin area. Job seekers can access assistance with their job search efforts, skill building information and workshops, job training programs, career counseling and a Resource Room offering computers, copying and phones. Businesses and employers can access lists of qualified applicants, applicant pre-screening, posting of jobs, assistance with recruiting or job fairs, testing and assessment of job candidates, event space for job fairs and recruitment efforts.

Contact Information:

Franklin Hampshire Career Center
One Arch Place
Greenfield, MA 01301
Phone: (413) 774-4361

Educational Resources:

The Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development

The Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development is a resource for workforce training,professional development providing affordable, customized programming to assist businesses and individuals in achieving their goals.

Contact Information:

The Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development
Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Avenue
Holyoke, MA 01103
Phone: (413) 552-2500
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Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College offers a very broad curriculum of degree, non-degree and professional development courses including the fields of health care, nursing, emergency medical services, accounting, criminal justice, computer information systems

Contact Information:

Greenfied Community College
One College Drive
Greenfield, MA 01301
Phone: (413) 775-1000

Business West Resource Guidebook

The Business West Resource Guidebook is an annual publication which lists organizational and contact information for 18 educational institutions in the Western Massachusetts Pioneer Valley. Many of these schools are community colleges with programs and curriculum's designed to provide students with the training and networking to find a new job or career Additionally, there is a chapter on business and economic development resources which details contact information for over 60 different organizations that offer a very broad range of business and employment services.

The Literacy Project

The Literacy Project provides free basic education and high school equivalency classes to adults at 5 locations in Western Massachusetts and online. The Literacy Project will work with any adult who is seeking to improve skills, become qualified to find employment or work towards a GED or a college degree.

Contact Information:

Administrative Offices:
15 Bank Row, Suite C
Greenfied, MA 01301
Phone: (413) 774-3934
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Northampton Classrooms:

James House Community Center
42 Gothic Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: (413) 584-6755

Center for New Americans

The Center for New Americans is a community based, non-profit adult education center that provides the under-served immigrant, refugee and migrant communities of the Western Massachusetts Pioneer Valley with education and resources to learn English, become involved community members and obtain the skills necessary to maintain economic independence and stability.

Contact Information:

42 Gothic St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: 413-587-0084

International Language Institute of Massachusetts

The International Language Institute (ILI) offers a broad curriculum of teaching english and foreign languages to students interested in speaking or teaching these languages. The ILI also offers a University Pathways program that transitions students attending ILI with selected colleges and universities.

Contact Information:

25 New South St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: 413-586-7569
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