Employment Prep Program (Comprehensive Integrated Employment Services/CIES) provides DTA eligible clients with short-term training to improve opportunities for job placement leading to self-sufficiency. Based on individual needs, training includes: Job Readiness Skills, Computer/Clerical Skills Courses; Customer Service Skills/National Retail Federation Certification; ServSafe Food Handler Skills/Certification; Adult Basic Education, High School Equivalency Test (HiSET/GED) Prep; English for Speakers of Other Languages; and Financial Literacy Skills. The program is augmented by counseling/case management and job development/placement/follow-up support. The Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance funds CIES Employment Prep programs at TRA Brockton, New Bedford and Quincy training sites.

The Worcester training site offer a similar Employment Prep Program (CIES) to eligible clients referred by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC).

Want to see the impact this program has made? Read about
Tyler Supernor from Worcester or Jocelyn Ramos from Brockton!

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