100 Front Street, Holyoke MA 01040 info@holyokeworks.org (413) 532-2683


All job training programs can be tailored to the needs of the individual to include ESOL & ABE.

Nurse Aide

We offer the Most Comprehensive Nurse Aide program in the region! This 8-week program is supervised by a registered nurse and includes 60 hours of hands-on clinical training in local long-term care facilities and nursing homes. The clinical and classroom experiences fully prepare you to take the Massachusetts Department of Public Health nurse aide certification exam.  After passing the state exam, you will be a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) ready for employment! Home Health Aide Training and CPR Certification are included as well.  

Monday – Friday
8:00am – 2:30pm


Adult Career Pathways

This 24-week program focuses on ESOL and career exploration in the fields of Green Jobs, Advanced Manufacturing, and Health Care.

Monday – Friday
8:30am – 1:30pm
January – June

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

ESOL Levels 1, 2, & 3**

These 26-week beginning, intermediate, and advanced level programs focus on developing the vocabulary, conversational, and basic literacy skills needed for job training.

Evening Classes
Evening Program*
Tuesday & Thursday
5:30pm – 8:30pm
September – June

English Language Beginner

This beginning level program focuses on developing English vocabulary and conversation skills needed for Adult Basic Education and/or job training.

 English Language Intermediate

This intermediate level program focuses on continuing development of speaking and listening skills needed for job training.

English Language Advanced

This advanced level program transitions from speaking and listening to the development of English reading and writing skills.
*Evening classes are provided through a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  Anyone 16 years of age and older can attend these classes at no charge and with no eligibility requirements.