Foot in the Door is a 14-week training program in which participants receive training modules consisting of Career Pathway and Exploration, Workplace Readiness, Employability Preparation and Financial Literacy. This curriculum was delivered by Training Workforce Options as a collaboration between Holyoke Community College and Springfield Technical Community College. The curriculum was created to address workforce needs and promote strategic economic development in the region.
For the 2021 fiscal year, we are working on redesigning to provide this curriculum online, so these trainings will be available while people are sheltering in place. When appropriate and allowed by the Governor we will provide in person training.
To participate in the program women must have their high school diploma or equivalency.
In partnership with the 100+ referral agencies we work to remove the typical barriers, such as transportation and daycare, which may prohibit women from participating.
When the women complete the course they are provided a national workforce readiness certificate, guaranteed an interview, and a suit to wear to the interview.
This program may be offered remotely.