Apply for New, Free HCC Hospitality Training Program Text Size

Need a job?

Free training opportunity for unemployed individuals. Get the skills and certifications you need to build a winning resume. Get the help and contact you need to get a good job and get on the pathway to a new career.

Train for a career in the restaurant, food service, and hospitality industry.

New grant-funded program. No cost to participants. WIOA voucher not required. Section 30 eligible.

9 week, 20 hour per week training program leading to job likes:

Food Preparer

Line Cook





Hotel Worker

Requirements: Must be currently unemployed, willing to attend regularly and on time, able to work well with others and to achieve satisfactory scores on a placement test

Preferred Requirements: A valid driver’s license; access to a motor vehicle; availability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends; a clean CORI; a high school diploma or equivalent

Job Placement Assistance: We are currently working with over two dozen local employers anxious to hire qualified graduates.

Certificates Earned: ServSafe for managers and food handlers, TiPS for serving beverages, OSHA-10 for safety, and National Career Readiness for job preparedness

When and Where?

Oct. 7 – Dec. 15, 2016

Mar. 23 – May 25, 2017

June 27 – Aug. 29, 2017

Sep. 18 – Nov. 20, 2017

Jan. 16 – Mar. 20, 2018

Classes will be offered in Holyoke and Springfield through a grant from the Commonwealth Corporation to Holyoke Community College working in conjunction with Springfield Technical Community College as Training & Workforce Options.

For more information: To find out about upcoming information sessions or to as questions, please contact –

Milissa Daniels 413-552-2042

Sheila Kelly 413-552-2027

Bob Griffin 413-552-2086

Posted on August 16, 2016 by