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Workforce Development

Workforce Development Training

Mission Statement

To serve as a catalyst and to foster collaboration between Quincy College and individual businesses or public sector, local agencies, associations and governmental agencies with the purpose of using the combined resources of all partners to create alternative educational program opportunities for non-traditional students in need of skills, education upgrades and training that is linked to regional economic development and labor force needs.


To provide high quality, affordable Workforce Development and training educational opportunities and to equip low-income, underserved and unemployed individuals, families and youth in the South Shore region with the tools and knowledge that help to prepare them for economic opportunities and career advancement.

Workforce Development fulfills its mission by providing:

  • Excellent contextualized career programs that prepare students for workforce entry and postsecondary education advancement.
  • Businesses with customizing courses with innovative instructional models for specific employee training needs that lead to career advancement.
  • Long-lasting career pathway opportunities to further education into Associate Degree programs at Quincy College, that promote the social and economic development of the region.
  • High quality online course options for those who need flexibility in scheduling their training to better fit within their busy schedules.
  • Community education courses for personal, professional, and lifelong learning.

Courses/programs listed with “NC” are non-credit courses/programs.

College Credit Certificate Programs

Quincy College offers college credit certificate programs that provide skills training and academic credentials to prepare individuals for employment opportunities. These programs meet Department of Labor and unemployment requirements.

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For more information contact:

Janet Pearson, Director of Workforce Development
(617) 984-1752

Kate Lopci, VP of Workforce, Economic & Institutional Development 
(617) 984-1654

Services Provided

Industry-specific workforce trainings

Workforce training is designed to provide customized affordable, innovative, quality training and educational solutions to the underemployed, low income residents, in South Shore region. Quincy College partners with area businesses to help meet identified training needs, by providing contextualized classroom content and work based learning experiences. Often, these needs require customized training design and delivery approaches that align with these distinct needs and budgetary circumstances.

High Demand Certificate Programs:

In order to be qualified to receive unemployment benefits, a client/student must be enrolled in no less than 12 college credits/semester.

Non-Credit Test Prep

To provide quality and relevant short-term, non-credit training programs to those who are seeking quick entry into specific career fields.  Training allows members of the community to develop new skills or enhance skills to become more productive on the job.

Test Preparation

To view the current non-credit courses being offered click here.

ITA, TOP/Section 30 or Trade Candidate

The job training programs at Quincy College are available through the MassHire JobQuest system include training opportunities currently approved. Search now.

Grant information to come soon.

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