Programs, Resources and Solutions

Serving Job Seekers, the  Underemployed, those in Career Transition and Military Veterans

ENROLLMENT IS OPEN for UPCOMING CLASSES. All programs and services are being conducted remotely, including distance learning, coaching, and wrap-around services. Upcoming classes will commence remotely. Contact the respective Program Manager with any questions, or watch our on-demand INFO SESSION video found below.

ABLE Beginnings

Learn basic computer and job search skills.

Next Class Starts 1/10/2022

This 6-week program, instructor-led is for those who want to learn basic computer and job search skills, take charge of their job search, and increase employability.  


  • Microsoft Word & Excel
  • Internet & Email navigation
  • Electronic file management
  • Apply for jobs online
  • Touch typing with daily practice
  • How to use ZOOM video conference platform

TAKE CONTROL of your computer skills and job search with this instructor-led training program conducted via video conferencing in a virtual classroom environment.

For more information, watch our on-demand INFO SESSION video found here

The class meets Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ABLE Beginnings offers training in how to use MS Word and Excel, Data Entry, Internet Navigation, Introduction to Social Media, and Keyboarding. Those in the class will be taught how to apply online for jobs, type resumes and cover letters, and help to prepare for interviews.

Most SNAP Recipients Attend FREE.

Computer Skills & Job Search Refresher Training

Next MS PowerPoint Classes Start 12/6/21
Next MS Excel Class Starts 1/10/22


This skills and training program is available free to Boston Neighborhood residents and most SNAP recipients who already have a working knowledge of technology but may need or want to brush up on their existing skills. For more information, visit our Computer Skills & Job Search Refresher Classes web page found here.

Medical and Healthcare Office Training Program

Boston residents may be eligible for Free Medical Office Training and job search assistance services.

This 12-Week Training Program is followed by a 6-Week Internship** to further advance the newly acquired skills.

Next Class Starts 1/24/2022 

Watch our on-demand INFO SESSION video found here. 

This medical office and workplace engagement skills training program is instructor-led and offers training in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook 2016, medical terminology, and regulatory information affecting the health care industry.

** * WHEN AVAILABLE. Due to the pandemic, the availability of internships is limited.

Job Seekers 55 and Up: Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

This program is for unemployed job seekers 55 and up who are committed to finding a job. Coverage areas include, in Massachusetts: Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, and Worcester Counties and most of New Hampshire.  Participants must meet Federal low-income guidelines. They will be paid training in their own community for up to 20 hours a week, get help searching for a job, and gain new work experience which can lead to unsubsidized employment.

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

Job seekers are assigned to government agencies or non-profits, and intensive job search assistance and training is available. The goal is to find unsubsidized employment within a year. This is a terrific opportunity for older job seekers who have been out of work for long periods of time and need current work experience.

For more information, view our on-demand Information Session, found here.


The Senior Community Service Employment Program is a U.S. Department of Labor equal opportunity employer/program administered by Operation ABLE and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs.

* The Operation ABLE Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is funded with $4,962,037million through the Department of Labor (DOL). This funding provides 90% of the support for Operation ABLE’s SCSEP program. The remaining 10%, $551,337 thousand is funded by Operation ABLE and community match through non-federal monies. Operation ABLE’s SCSEP program operates in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.


Intermediate & Advanced Microsoft Office skills training - in a 'virtual' classroom environment.

Next Class Starts 1/24/2022

The class will commence remotely using video conference technology. More information can be found on our on-demand INFO SESSION video found here.

This 12-week office and customer service training program is instructor-led, with classes in MS 2016 Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook.

Skills2Work skills training

It also focuses on workplace engagement and honing communication skills. Participants prepare for jobs such as receptionist, call center representative, and administrative assistant, to name just a few. Skills2Work students are assigned to a six-week internship** at a host agency. Job search webinars and job search assistance is provided. 

** * WHEN AVAILABLE. Due to the pandemic, the availability of internships is limited.


Coaching and Counseling

Job Search Assistance with online job applications and interview preparation for former students

We provide former students of our Skills 2 Work, Medical Office Training and Donnelly Medical Office Training with assistance for online job applications and interview preparation. For those former students of our programs who would benefit from these services.

Job Opportunities form our ABLE-Friendly Employers

Our ABLE-Friendly Employers webpage, found in the For Job Seekers section includes a link to each of our ABLE-Friendly Employers' official career opportunity pages.  Check them frequently because employers are constantly posting new positions. 

SNAP Path to Employment

Do you qualify for SNAP?

SNAP Path to Work is the Department of Transitional Assistance's voluntary Employment and Training (E&T) program. SNAP Path to Work provides SNAP-only clients with supports to find and keep good paying jobs.
Don't yet have the skills you need to land the job you want? Don’t give up, we may be ABLE to help.

Employment and training assistance services are available to support you. You just need the right resources.  This SNAP Path to Work can help.

SNAP Path to Work is a joint federal- and state-funded program administered by DTA.

Take the first step towards self-sufficiency and learn about our services today! Not sure how to enroll in SNAP? We can help, click here and let us tell you how.

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