Education and TrainingTimothy L. Riley Education and Training Center

Helping you move forward and succeed

We can help you go places!

Education is the key to better opportunities and a better life. At Action Inc., we’re here to assist you with taking the next steps toward furthering your education and achieving a successful future. We understand that no one learns in the same way. Through our targeted education and job training programs at the Timothy L. Riley Education and Training Center, we work with you at your current education level and learning style to help you achieve your personal, educational, and career goals.

We offer education programs for young people and adults who want to earn their high school diploma, training programs for folks seeking new careers, and workshops and coaching to help anyone manage their finances better. Our goal is to expand job readiness and employment opportunities for residents of Cape Ann. We will work with you to achieve your education and job goals – whether you want to earn your high school diploma, go to college, or get a better job so you can provide more for yourself and your family.

We offer the COMPASS Youth Program for out-of-school young people ages 16 to 24, as well as Adult Basic Education for people ages 18 and above. Job Training options include our Trades Gateway Program for those looking to train in a particular trade, as well as help finding other training opportunities that fit your life. We also help with resume writing, career interest assessments, job searches, interview skills, and more through our Career Services Program. Our Financial Empowerment Programs also provide participants with individualized support, and educational workshops to help them manage their resources with greater confidence.

Education and Training Education and Training Services

COMPASS Youth Program

High School Equivalency Test prep

Employment services

Life skills counseling

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Adult Basic Education

High School Equivalency Test prep

English Language Learner (ELL) classes

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Job Training

Trades Gateway Program

Career Services

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Financial Empowerment

Financial Education and Coaching Programs

Money Matters

Car Buyer’s Program

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Having an impact in our community

At Action Inc., we focus on expanding access to employment opportunities for people with the greatest barriers through job training and education programs. We help people with job readiness and life skills that enable them to become more employable and lead a better life.

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students in our COMPASS Youth Program gained full-time employment or enrolled in post-secondary education

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students in our healthcare training program obtained employment

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adult education students achieved learning gains

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Top 5%

Our adult basic education program (ABE) ranked in the Top 5% of all ABE programs across Massachusetts based on student performance

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