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Job training in promising career paths

Good jobs that pay a living wage are hard to come by, especially if you lack specialized skills. At Action Inc., our job training programs can provide you with intensive training for careers in trades like HVAC and Carpentry, as well as basic job readiness and life skills training. We also offer access to additional online job trainings based on your interests. Our goal is to create career opportunities for you within our community—and provide you with a fresh start and better way of life.

At Action Inc., we continuously research the job market and local employer needs to create new training programs for the Cape Ann community. Our training programs enable you to gain skills, access better job opportunities, and achieve a high standard of living.

Trades Gateway Program

Action Inc.’s new Trades Gateway Program is designed to prepare you for a career in the trades. This program will connect you with the training you need to become an Electrician, Plumber, HVAC Technician, and more. Students will also have access to career services such as resume writing and interviewing skills.

Open to residents of Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester, Essex, & Ipswich.

Examples of available trainings include:

  • HVAC
  • Marine Technician
  • Hoisting
  • Carpentry
  • Plumbing
  • Oil/Gas Heating
  • Welding
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Automotive Tech
  • Electrical
  • Machinery
  • Construction Supervising
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Training

Times and locations of these trainings vary based on the specific field of study. This program is free to Cape Ann residents (Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester, Essex, & Ipswich) who qualify.

Sign up here for more information or email Jill at

Looking for an apprentice or new employee? Join our Trades Employer Network and we’ll notify you when students/graduates are looking for jobs or apprenticeships. Employers in the network can also email us their own job postings, which we’ll share with our students and graduates.

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Career Services

Learn how to stand out in a competitive job market with FREE individualized career coaching sessions. Whether you’re new to job searching, or are looking to transition your career after Covid-related layoffs, Action Inc.’s Career Services will be catered to your unique needs.

Career Services include the following:

  • Resume Best-Practices
  • Cover Letter Writing
  • Tips for Successful Interviewing
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Career Interest Assessments
  • Online Job Trainings (based on availability)

Click here to sign up for a Career Services coaching session.  These services will be held remotely via Zoom and are open to anyone living on Cape Ann (Gloucester, Rockport, Ipswich, Manchester, and Essex).

Questions? Contact Jill at

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Frequently asked questions

Do I have to pay anything to attend?

No. This program is offered free to individuals who qualify.

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