Workforce Development

Business Services

Workforce Development

IINE offers skills training and job placement services to get clients on the path to self-sufficiency.

Hospitality Training Program The Hospitality Training Program, over its almost 20 years in existence, has had tremendous success with preparing new and incumbent workers who are non-native English speakers for careers in the hospitality industry. The program consists of four weeks of classroom instruction—including customer service training, vocational ESL, orientation to the hotel industry, and computer training—followed by two weeks of on-site job training at a local hotel. We partner directly with area hotels to design a curriculum that responds to the hospitality sector’s demands and our students’ needs. These partner hotels also offer property tours and internships to our students, to give them hands-on experience.

Service Industry Training Program A 16-week course that prepares students to enter the fields of hospitality, healthcare, and finance.

Business Services

In order to nurture the entrepreneurial drive of our clients, IINE offers the following services to new American small business owners:

Small Business Development Funded by the Small Business Association, IINE’s Bridges to Business program helps entrepreneurs from Massachusetts and Rhode Island start, expand, and/or strengthen their businesses. We help lower-income clients with the knowledge and tools necessary to build their businesses. We work with each entrepreneur to provide business education and training, one-on-one coaching, and other support services, such as legal referrals and website development.  For more information, please contact bridgestobusiness@iine.us.

Asset Development The Savings for Success Refugee IDA, or Individual Development Account, is a match-savings program for refugees and asylees, funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement. It is designed to help individuals and families save for a specific purchase or goal, such as a vehicle, home, education or small business.  This program helps to educate refugees and asylees about the American banking and financial system, as well as develop their economic independence by supporting an individual savings goal. For more information, please contact ida@iine.us.

Childcare Microenterprise The Childcare Microenterprise program aims to prepare new Americans to start their own home-based childcare businesses. The program provides 60 hours of training and instruction for refugees, including English language skills, early childhood teaching techniques, First Aid and CPR certification, licensing and state certification assistance and marketing and promotion advice. For more information, please contact info@iine.us.

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