All of ULEM’s workforce development programs are at no cost to participants.  Brief descriptions are below, but for details, we encourage you to attend an information session.  Information sessions are held every Tuesday and Wednesday at 1pm.  No RSVP is required.

MSIMBO: ULEM Coding Bootcamp

Msimbo means “code” in Swahili. A twenty (20) week program for displaced, unemployed and underemployed workers interested becoming computer programmers. This programs seeks to address the IT industries’ issue of diversity and skilled workers. ULEM looks to enroll 18 students and provide a stipend for $100/ week.

MSIMBO bootcamp trains talented, low-income individuals to become full-stack web developers and launch a new career. Students are trained in web development, effective business communication, and leadership. We will conduct a 20 weeks of 120 hours coding technology training program and the professional development for ULEM’s MSIMBO program.

The targeted population must: 

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be committed to completing the program

MSIMBO: ULEM Coding Bootcamp will offer during the 20 weeks, participants are trained in:

  • Web Development - Learning to make Web Applications (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, MEAN Stack)
  • Financial Literacy – Our Dollars & Sense Training
  • National Career Readiness testing and certification
  • Resume, Cover Letter & Linkedin Profile Building

Those who successfully complete program will eligible for internships with various tech companies in the area. Throughout the program case management and job placement services are available. Those who are not placed receive job placement assistance from ULEM. SECTION 30 APPROVED.

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DiGiUL Program

The DiGiUL program is at full time Monday through Friday 10am – 4pm classroom setting program. That teaches you all the fundamentals of graphic design, branding, marketing – both from the print and interactive perspective. At the end of the 16 week program you will have the knowledge to land a job in the field working as a design professional, you will have a professional level portfolio – both print and online that will have been vetted by working professionals in the field and you will have had some working experience in said field. We have a stipend for our students while in the program and job/internship placement at the end for those who complete the program.

Class sizes is limited. Please bring a photo ID with you to fill out the application and give yourself 20-30 min for the interview process. Stipend based program . SECTION 30 APPROVED.

Computer Literacy and Internet Knowledge Program

Powered by the Timothy Smith Network, Computer Literacy and Internet Knowledge program (CLIK) is a computer literacy training program for individuals who lack basic computer skills critical for job search and employment success. During this 5-week course, CLIK teaches Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, and Living Online. The Computing Fundamentals covers a foundational understanding of computer hardware, software, operating systems, peripherals, and troubleshooting to help you get the most value and impact from computer technology. Students that complete the CLIK program are eligible to receive a Google Chromebook.

Mature Worker Skills Program (MWSP)

In partnership with the Brigham & Women Hospital, the MWSP program is for individuals 45 or older who are unemployed and seeking a way to utilize their skills and re-enter the job market. Trainees receive extensive hands on training at the Urban League and community partners to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Personal Care Assistant (PCA), or Home Health Aide. Learn about healthy living and a stress free life. Enroll Today!

Customer Service Sales Training (CSST)

This training prepares participants for work through classroom learning and meaningful service activities. Student prepare for the Rise Up ®, Customer Service and Sales Certification through the National Retailer Federation.  It is designed for people who are currently unemployed, have limited work experience, and want to be job ready. The CSST program gives graduates the work experience they need to build their resumes and promote their skills effectively. This is a stipend eligible program. Enroll Today!

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