Job Training Resources
Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Programs
The Workforce Training Fund Programs (WTFP) helps address business productivity and competitiveness by providing resources to Massachusetts businesses to fund training for current and newly hired employees. Grants ranging from $10,000 to $250,000 are awarded competitively to Massachusetts employers (or a consortium of employers) to train their current and newly hired full-time and part-time employees.
The Express Program provides employers fast, simple access to grant-funded training, helping businesses in Massachusetts respond to emerging needs.
Work Opportunity Tax Credit
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain targeted groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employments. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is authorized until December 31, 2025.
Safety Training Grants
The Department of Industrial Accidents' Workplace Safety Training Grant is a highly successful program aimed to promote safe and healthy conditions in the workplace through training, education, and other preventative programs.
On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program
The On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program assists employers with the cost of hiring and training a new employee. It is funded through the federal Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and administered through the MassHire Career Centers in Massachusetts. The OJT Program enables employers to hire new employees and train them at their place of business while being reimbursed a percentage of the new employee's wages during training.
Apprentice Training Program
The Apprentice Training Program provides an individual with the opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge, and experience needed to succeed in one of 850 occupations. The program provides employers with a chance to bring on talented, dedicated individuals who are committed to gaining the skills and experience that will make them a valuable asset to the company. Apprentice training programs typically include 2,000 hours of on-the-job training and 150 hours of related classroom instruction. Apprenticeship training varies according to trade, but generally ranges from one to five years.