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Workforce Development

Advocates for Workers, Partners for Business

Employment training not only helps the worker who can find a job with his or her new skills. A qualified workforce benefits the employer and the community. Partners for Community, through the work of its affiliates, helps workers and employers both benefit from lifelong learning and self-improvement.

Career and Job Skill Training for Farm Workers

New England Farm Workers’ Council (NEFWC) is a PfC affiliate that focuses on helping migrant farm workers attain long-term employment. Programs in MA, CT, NH and RI introduce migrant workers to year-round earning potential in non-agricultural vocations -- many of which call for learning new skills. Farm worker employment services are available to men and women who have performed agricultural work during the last two years and meet U.S. Department of Labor low-income standards. Services include employment counseling, classroom training, Commercial Driver's License (CDL) training, job search assistance, job placement, and on-the-job training with local employers. NEFWC's relationships with other local agencies allow farm workers to train for stable, long-term employment.

If you are interested in NEFWC career and job training programs, please contact  Sara Garvin, Director of Employment and Training for MA, CT, and RI at 413-272-2313.

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