Job Training Opportunities

Updated: May 31


Stonehill’s 15 month, Advanced Manufacturing & Integrated Photonics technician training program, offered in partnership with Bridgewater State University and in collaboration with MIT’s Knowledge and Innovation for Manufacturing Initiative, equips program graduates with new skills in assembly, quality control, testing and repair.

Program benefits:

· Complete part-time program in as few as four semesters

· Gain skills that increase marketability in other technical fields, e.g. robotics, electronics and materials

· Learn in cutting-edge optics and photonics labs with equipment used in industry — including Photonic Integrated Chips (PICs), XRD, CNC, FTIR and UV-VIS spectrophotometers, lasers, optical fiber tools, and 3D printer/scanners

· Attend both Stonehill College and Bridgewater State University (BSU), known for advanced optics and photonics labs

· Experience MIT’s unique boot camp over the course of several one-day field trips

The program begins June 1, and there are limited spaces still available. Scholarships are available to those who qualify

For more information, go to or contact

Melissa Ratliff

Dean of Graduate Admission


Phone: 508-565-1600

MASSHIRE opportunities

Community Job Fair

Join us on May 19th via ZOOM and hear directly from employers. Afterward, if you are ready to work, submit your resume via the online form to share it with as many employers as you choose!

Wednesday, May 19, 1-2:30pm

Education Resource Fair

Multi-IndustryVirtualJobFair-Thursday, June 10, from 11am to 2pm

This job fair will be run on Premier Virtual. The platform will allow jobseekers to enter employer “booths,” text chat with employers, and share their resume instantly with employers.

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JVS' Bridges to College & Careers program is now recruiting! To learn more about the program, check out our website: For more detailed information on the program, keep reading!

Bridges to College & Careers is a 23-week long college prep program that offers college-level academic classes as well as academic, career, and financial coaching. We have three pathways available: General Studies, Business/Technology, and Biotechnology, as well as our pre-Bridges program English for Academic Success. After Bridges we provide a smooth transition to either Bunker Hill Community College or Quincy College, plus ongoing career coaching. programs are at no cost to students!

General Studies prepares students to go to Bunker Hill Community College, where they can study in the program of their choosing. Classes meet part-time in the mornings, allowing students to manage other responsibilities. Students have gone on to study subjects such as Healthcare, Nursing, Languages, Early Childhood Education, Culinary Arts, and many others.

Business/Technology prepares students or a career in the fields of business and technology offered at Bunker Hill Community College. Classes meet part-time in the mornings, allowing students to manage other responsibilities. In college, students major in in topics such as Finance/Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management, Engineering, and Information Technology.

Biotechnology prepares students for a career working in the thriving Biotechnology industry doing lab research, manufacturing, and quality control. Classes are part time in the evening. After JVS, students enroll at Quincy College in their yearlong Biotechnology and Good Manufacturing Practices Certificate program.

To be eligible for Bridges, students must have:

· A high school diploma or equivalent, from anywhere in the world

· Intermediate or higher English skills

· Green card, refugee/asylee status, or US citizenship

· For the Biotechnology program, strong math skills and an interest in science.

To learn more and apply, please go to our website: Classes will fill up quickly, so we encourage those who are interested to apply as soon as possible!

For further information, contact

Sarah Chapple-Sokol

Intake Specialist, Client Services, JVS

Talent Match Portal

Brought to you by JVS and MassHire Downtown Boston

Welcome to the Talent Match Portal! Our Talent Match service connects job seekers to employers, all online. Click the link below to get connected!

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JVS’s Together We Rise Program

Work with a team to identify career goals and take the next steps toward your future. Together We Rise helps you enroll in training, access higher education or find employment. For more information, contact Margaret Holladay at


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