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MassSTEP | Skills, Training, Education Programs

MassSTEP envisions a statewide network of pathways that prepare adult learners for promising careers with dynamic Massachusetts businesses. It leverages collaborations among education, job training, and employers to build innovative concurrent education and workforce development opportunities for adult learners. MassSTEP partners work together to create a stronger and more equitable workforce development system for the Commonwealth.

The MassSTEP brand was created to unify the state's network of former Integrated Education and Training (IET) and Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) programs. These models provide concurrent adult education, workforce preparation activities, and workforce training contextualized to in-demand occupations or industries and conclude with participants earning one or more industry-recognized credentials.

MassSTEP students participate in hands-on CNA training

For Students:

Learn more about MassSTEP Programs.
MassSTEP Programs help students learn English, earn a high school credential, and earn industry-recognized credentials in areas such as advanced manufacturing, healthcare, information technology, and more. Open the Program Directory to find a list of programs by region.

Last Updated: October 31, 2023

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