Worcester Trivia:

  • Worcester is the home of TRA's first training site and corporate headquarters.
  • Worcester is known as the "Heart of the Commonwealth," thus, a heart is the official symbol of the city.
  • The first national Women's Rights Convention was hosted in Worcester in 1850.
  • The first radio station to play a Beatles song in the United States was WORC in Worcester.
  • The birth control pill was invented at Clark University in Worcester.
  • Worcester is the location of the first mass produced commercial valentine by Esther Howland in 1847.
  • The launching of the first liquid fuel rocket took place in Worcester, led by "the father of modern rocketry," Robert Goddard (also a graduate of WPI).


Adult Basic Education – Meets the specific educational needs of adult students who have limited basic reading, language and math skills.

English for Speakers of Other Languages – Assists adult students who have limited English proficiency by meeting their specific educational needs.

Employment Prep Program (CIES) - provides MRC eligible clients with short-term training to improve opportunities for job placement leading to self-sufficiency.

Young Parents – Provides a variety of services to pregnant and parenting out-of-school young people, aged 14-24, who have not achieved a high school diploma or its equivalent or who have a high school credential and are seeking to enroll in post-secondary education or training.

YouthBuild – Provides low-income, out-of-school youth, aged 16-24 with on-the-job, hands on construction skills training and High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) preparation.

For more information on the Worcester site and the programs offered, contact Doug Daigle, Manager, ddaigle@tra-inc.org.

2 Foster Street, 3rd Floor
Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: (508) 753-2991
Fax: (508) 754-3252

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