Individuals who meet certain criteria are eligible to take one training course for free. Please reference the guidelines below to see if you might qualify for a free training program.

Underemployed is defined as:

  • working only part-time or
  • working full-time earning under $15 an hour or
  • if your yearly salary meets or is under 60% of your county’s median income [see table to the right].

If you meet the underemployed criteria noted above or you are unemployed, then you will need to submit proof using one of the following options:

  • The first page of your 1040 Massachusetts or federal2022 tax return or
  • A letter from the MA Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, Department of Unemployment Assistance.  (Click unemployment letter to learn how to request the letter.) or
  • Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) or Women’s, Infant & Children program (WIC) eligibility determination from MA Division of Transitional Assistance.  (Contact the DTA Assistance Line at 877-382-2363 for assistance).

MA County Median Incomes

CountyMedian Household
60% of the Median
Household Income