The Work Participant Program (WPP) is a collaboration between the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) and the statewide MassHire Career Center network. As a participant you will find and get on a career path that will lead to a secure, successful future. We will help you gain the new skills and training you need to qualify for jobs that are in-demand and pay a wage that reflects your hard work. All participants will:
- become a MassHire Career Center member (for free!) and register through mass.gov/jobquest;
- attend an orientation;
- meet with the job counselor for a career readiness assessment;
- receive transportation assistance if needed; and
- participate in weekly and monthly activities that may include:
Get counseling and a career readiness assessment. A job counselor will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality, and skills to identify what will make you successful and satisfied in your work. Then get advice on how to navigate the job, training, and education processes in your chosen industry.
WORKSHOPS & TRAINING
You may be eligible for training—ranging from one-hour workshops to certificate programs—based on your assessment and what's in current demand. Gain English language skills or get credentialed in machining, healthcare, HVAC, hospitality management, computer information systems, and more, based on availability. Digital resources and offline workshops on resume-writing, leadership, interviewing techniques, professionalizing your online presence, computer software programs, and entrepreneurship will give you the tools and talent that employers really want.
Find out the best way to look for a job. Organize your search with access to computers, internet, and statewide and national online job listings for 1000s of openings for full-time and part-time work.
Many people find and get jobs through networked opportunities. Become a member of a job club and make useful business and employment connections that will grow your search and get you hired. To get started on a career path that works for you, visit a MassHire Career Center & let them know that you are a DTA client. To find one, visit: https://www.mass.gov/how-to/find-a-masshire-career-center