The Leominster Champion: Operation A.B.L. E. Receives $100K for 100 Grant

Leominster Champion

LEOMINSTER CHAMPION.com, MA – Operation A.B.L.E. of Greater Boston, which has a satellite office in Leominster, is the recipient of a Cummings Foundation $100K for 100 grant.

Operation A.B.L.E. of Greater Boston offers mature workers 45 and older focused job training, job search and interviewing skills to re-enter today’s workforce and renew their careers.

The Cummings Foundation annually awards grants of $100,000 each to 100 local nonprofit organizations through the program “$100K for 100.” This $10 million in funding supports a diverse range of nonprofits, including human services, education, healthcare and social justice.

Established in 1986 by Joyce and Bill Cummings of Winchester, the Cummings Foundation, Inc. is a private operating foundation. Based in Woburn, it has been the beneficiary of substantial contributions from the Cummings family, often through their commercial real estate firm Cummings Properties, LLC. With assets exceeding $1 billion, it is one of the largest private foundations in New England.

Since 1982, Operation A.B.L.E. (Ability Based on Long Experience) has assisted more than 33,000 job seekers find work. The Cummings Foundation $100K for 100 grant will support three Operation A.B.L.E. skills training programs: ABLE Beginnings, Skills2Work, and Medical Office and Health Care Office Training.

ABLE Beginnings is a six-week computer skills program teaching how to apply for jobs online, how to create resumes and cover letters, and how to interview. Skills2Work is a 12-week customer service training program, with a follow up six-week internship, to prepare for jobs as receptionists, call center representatives and administrative assistants. Medical and Health Care Office Training, a 12-week course, teaches the essentials of working in a medical office as a patient coordinator, practice assistant and medical office receptionist, to name a few. There is an internship and job placement assistance.

For more information about Operation A.B.L.E.’s programs, contact Chief Program Officer Mark Gyurina at (617) 542-4180, ext. 128 or mgyurina@operationable.net.

SOURCE: Story appeared in Leominster Champion

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