Learn to Become a Remote Worker

Introducing Operation ABLE's

FREE

Remote Employment Skills Training

If you are a resident of Massachusetts, over the age of 55, and interested in working remotely, you may be eligible for this exciting new skills training program.

To help address the shift in employment practices and prepare our jobseeker community for remote-work-from-home job opportunities, Operation ABLE, in association with Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Elder Affairs, the MassHire Department of Career Services, and UMASS Boston, is piloting a new program designed specifically to enable economically disadvantaged job seekers over the age of 55 succeed in a remote work setting.

FIRST CLASS STARTS REMOTELY ON 9/13/2021

2nd and 3rd CLASS CYCLES to begin Winter and Spring.
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NOW

This Older Worker Remote Employment Program Features:

Instructor-Led

INSTRUCTOR-LED training will be offered in a virtual classroom environment through video conferencing.

Field of Study

CHOICE OF SUBJECT-MATTER TRAINING in Customer Service, Accounting, or Medical Office Administration.

Technology Access

ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY, Wi-Fi, and technical support made available through Operation ABLE's loaner program.*

* Must meet eligibility requirements

This 20-Week Virtual Skills Training Offers:

  • Instructor-led training in a virtual classroom environment through video conferencing (ZOOM)
  • Information, resources, and guidance in setting up an effective, comfortable, and secure home office.
  • Access to computers through ABLE's loaner laptop program may also be available for those participants lacking the necessary technology to study and work from their homes.
  • Receive the knowledge and expertise needed to set up, monitor, maintain and troubleshoot their technology.
  • Access to technical support.
  • Choice of subject-matter training in Customer Service/Call Center concepts, QuickBooks/Accounting, or Medical Office Administration.
  • Intensive computer skills instruction with an emphasis on Microsoft Office applications.
  • Intensive group and individual instruction in the job search skills needed to find, and keep, a full-time job in this job market.
  • A host of wrap-around support services to including case management, career counseling, job referrals, and job retention services.
  • Assistance in guiding you to training-related employment.
Operation ABLE OLDER WORKER REMOTE EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

Remote Work Opportunities are rapidly increasing!

The way organizations view remote work has come a long way in a relatively short amount of time. Due to the pandemic, both employees and employers have realized that new technologies make remote work easy and productive.

At the same time, The demand from employees of all ages to work from home has surged. Long commutes can be stressful for workers of all ages, so the more you can reduce that source of stress, the more productive you can be. And many Employers have concluded that long-term remote work is an option for their employees and businesses even after the pandemic, opening a new Path to Employment for our job seeker community.

FIRST CLASS STARTS REMOTELY ON 9/13/2021

2nd and 3rd CLASS CYCLES to begin Winter and Spring.
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NOW

Let Us Tell You More

To learn more about the program and determine your eligibility, contact: Mark Gyurina, Chief Program Officer, Operation ABLE of Greater Boston, mgyurina@operationable.net

This program is financed by 100% of federal funds through the Department of Labor (DOL). The dollar amount of Federal funds for the project or program is $889,286.