Valley Opportunity Council’s Comprehensive Integrated Employment Services (CIES) Program, funded by the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA), provides adults who are receiving DTA cash benefits themselves or for a child with the supports needed to improve their workforce readiness, access training and ultimately get a job that pays a family-sustaining wage.  The Employment Advisor conducts a comprehensive assessment to determine each individual's needs. 

Participants then take workshops and receive coaching, led by the Employment Advisor, to help them to acquire the skills and confidence they need to be successful in training and employment.  Participants can access all of VOC services that they are eligible for including but not limited to childcare, Adult Education, WIC, and Fuel Assistance. 

Through a partnership with the United Tractor Trailer Training School (UTTTS) participants can earn a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) at no charge to the participant.  UTTTS provides courses in English and Spanish and also provides job coaching with a 100% placement rate upon graduation. 

Other trainings available: Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA).

At this time, this program operates online due to COVID-19.

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Eligibility

Must be receiving DTA benefits, either for themselves or for a child in their care.

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Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)

Click here to visit DTA's website.

United Tractor Trailer Training School (UTTTS)

Click here to visit UTTTS's website. 

Contact

VOC-Adult Education
35 Mt. Carmel Ave 3rd Floor Chicopee, Massachusetts 01013
Phone: 413-612-0206
VOC-Adult Education
35 Mt. Carmel Ave 3rd Floor Chicopee, Massachusetts 01013
Phone: 413-612-0206

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