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Workforce Development

Skills Training

Unemployed? Underemployed? Get a head start on your college career!

Our certificate programs provide skills training and academic credentials to prepare you for employment opportunities. These programs meet Dept. of Labor and unemployment requirements.
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Skills Training

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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High Demand Certificate Program Offerings:

For more information on program offerings and how to apply contact:

Kate Lopci, AVP for Workforce Development
(617) 984-1654

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

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 South Shore region with the tools and knowledge that helps 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.
  • South Shore 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.

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.

Non-Credit Programs

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.

Certificate Programs

Test Preparation

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Internship Services

A formal internship experience is a way for students to obtain and apply educational experience and earn college credit while working in a position that relates to their major or certificate program. Internships offer a valuable supplemental opportunity to gain real world experience and make employment related connections in a professional setting. The Workforce Development  department along with the Dean of the program will:

  • Determine whether students are academically ready for an internship
  • Give access to internship postings from local employers.
  • Advise and coach students throughout the process.

For more information regarding internships and career opportunities please visit the Student Career Center.

Quincy College, MountainOne Bank, and City of Quincy launch New Quincy Collaborative Internship Program



Quincy College in partnership with the City of Quincy, and MountainOne Bank are pleased to announce the creation of the Quincy Collaborative Internship Program, a partnership between Quincy College, the City of Quincy, and MountainOne Bank. This collaboration offers paid internship opportunities to Quincy College students who will be partnered with a pre-approved small business in the community. The expected outcome of the internship program is a skilled and more effective workforce that ultimately benefits the students of Quincy College, small businesses, and the overall community.

Research from the National Association of Colleges and Employers 2014 Survey consistently confirms the benefits of paid internships as the capstone of a student’s academic course of study. Benefits for both the students and employers were notable: 65% of students who completed a paid internship in a for-profit business received job offers before graduation in every sector and 42% of students with paid internships in the for-profit business received full-time employment offers from their internship employer.

From a small business perspective, paid internships help relieve the payroll burden for small business, allowing access to a talented student pool locally. Qualified, paid student interns can support a business holistically, leading to increased productivity, allowing the employer more time for higher-level tasks, and rejuvenating the workforce with new skills and talents, particularly offering insight into new and emerging technologies like social media, mobile, and web development.

Retention of highly skilled qualified workers for South Shore local business is critical for the development of the local economy and local community.

The Internship Collaborative program, in its infancy has already placed a student on a paid internship. Quincy College student Ilyass Hmamou is working with the local company Intelycare supporting web and mobile development as part of the Quincy Center for Innovation.

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