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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 specific skills. At Action Inc., our job training programs can provide you with intensive training for careers in healthcare or as a commercial driver, as well as basic job readiness and life skills training. 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 so we can create new training programs for the Cape Ann community. Our training programs enable you to gain skills, access better job opportunities, and achieve a higher standard of living.

Commercial Driver's License Training

Action Inc.’s Commercial Driver’s License training program is intended to provide interested and eligible Cape Ann residents with classroom instruction and driving skills in order to prepare them to take the Massachusetts Commercial Driver’s License road test for a Class B license.

The 12 week course includes classroom instruction for the permit, field training in preparation for the road test, a required DOT physical exam, First Aid training, resume writing, job placement assistance, and career development. Click here to register your interest in future trainings.

Upcoming CDL Training Program

Register now for our first Commercial Driver’s License training program! Mandatory Information Meetings will be held Mon., May 21st from 10am-12pm and Wed., May 23rd from 9am-11am at Action Inc., 5 Pleasant Street, Gloucester. To register for this event contact Penny at 978-282-1000 ext. 117 or phasseli@actioninc.org, or click here.

Nurse Aide training program

The Action Inc. Nurse Aide training program is an intensive 84-hour course that prepares you to work in healthcare facilities such as hospitals and assisted living centers. The program prepares you to pass the Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation and obtain licensure as a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA). The program also provides support and job readiness services to give you all the skills you’ll need to find a meaningful and rewarding career in the healthcare field. The program is offered free to local residents who qualify. Click here to register for the fall 2018 training program.

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Upcoming Healthcare Training Programs

Register now for our fall 2018 Nurse Aide training program! Mandatory information sessions will be held on September 11th and September 13th from 6-8pm. Classes will be held in the evening and run from September 25th through November 8th. For more information about upcoming Nurse Aide and/or Home Health Aide trainings, please click here.

Frequently asked questions

When will the next healthcare training program be offered?

Please call 978-282-1000 or click here to request more information online.

Do I have to pay anything to attend?

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

Contact us for more information

Maggie Howard

Maggie Howard

Deputy Director
978-282-1000