Colleges and Programs
Massachusetts Learning – This subsite of the Massachusetts government website offers an abundance of information and resources no matter what stage or phase of education you are currently in. Higher education, continuing education, professional development and many more areas in the spectrum of teaching and learning have ample means to assist you in your journey.
Breakthrough Greater Boston – Here is an organization with a mission to prepare low-income students for success in college and train the next general of urban teachers. The program consists of a six year, intensive, tuition-free, out of school time progression aimed at changing students’ academic trajectories and supporting them along the path to college. Breakthrough Greater Boston is also currently developing its online courses.
EdD Programs – If you are considering an advanced degree in education, you may want to check out this website for degree programs and doctoral funding opportunities.
College Scholarships, Massachusetts – The ‘Quick Navigation’ feature on this website will help you find financial aid and scholarship information.
Massachusetts College Grants Database – If you are a returning to college student, many options available for funding your higher education are provided on this website. Grants and scholarships are listed for you to research and consider.
Most Affordable Colleges in Massachusetts – If you are concerned about transfer credit to a Massachusetts institute of higher learning, or if you need guidance on locating a college that is affordable to you, or maybe you are just perusing the grant and scholarship options for the state…..this site is a great resource.
Cambridge Center for Adult Education – The CCAE offers high-quality, location-based experiential education. Students from all walks of life are welcome to create, explore and grow through the wide range of classes….from art and cooking to languages and literature.
Teacher Certification Degrees, Massachusetts – If it’s your desire to become a teacher in the state of Massachusetts, there are many paths to certification. The various certification processes are outlined for you on this website.
Innovators With Purpose – As a teacher, are you wondering if it is possible to reimagine how to engage young learners? This Cambridge-based nonprofit inspires high-potential diverse youth to discover their passions and develop innovative mindsets using a hands-on multidisciplinary approach that integrates art, design and the humanities with STEM.
New School of Music – This music school is a nonprofit that offers music instruction for individuals of all ages. Its simple mission is to foster a love and understanding of music throughout the Cambridge community. As well, all of its lessons are now online to serve a much wider audience.
Healthcare Pathways, Massachusetts – WOW! This is a wonderful website for information on the healthcare industry in Massachusetts relative to schools (long list here with offerings at each), education requirements for specific healthcare jobs, career and employer information. Definitely worth a look if you want to work in the healthcare industry or if you are currently in a career but want to maximize your potential or expand your expertise and skillset.
Job Seekers and Career
Mass Hire Career Centers – A variety of employment-related services for job seekers and businesses are available. There are even resource rooms that provide the tools and peripherals a job seeker needs to perform an effective job search.
Massachusetts Government Jobs – Here’s a handy listing of government job openings by county, city, tribal sites, public utilities and other categories.
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jobs – Read about state education career opportunities and internships here. As well, lots of resources and information for students, families, teachers and administrators.
Mass Career Job Opportunities – A great listing of current job openings for external candidates in the state government.
iHireConstruction, Massachusetts – Very simply, you want a job in construction in the state of Massachusetts? Look no further than this search tool.
Massachusetts Apprenticeships – The state government sponsors this web subsite for individuals seeking an apprenticeship experience or for employers in search of an apprentice.
Mass Hire JobQuest – Here is a rather simple and straightforward job search index for the state. It may seem a bit archaic, however, the returns on your keyword or job title search may pleasantly surprise you with a plethora of appropriate opportunities.
Massachusetts Estimates (State Occupational Employment and Wage Information) – Estimates on employment and wages for the state of Massachusetts by job category are available on this webpage of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics site. A great resource to review, perhaps, before you make that commitment to embarking on your career or even before a career educational program is undertaken.
Leadership and Development
Massachusetts Restaurant Association (MRA) – Massachusetts has one of the most flourishing restaurant environments in the country. The MRA works as the voice of expertise for the restaurant industry in the state through a powerful team of advocates with impressive reputations.
Tech Goes Home – This nonprofit’s mission is to empower communities to access and use digital tools to overcome barriers and advance lives in the state. Low-income and underserved populations are supported as are learners with special needs. There are programs for families, adults, entrepreneurs, seniors and more.
Massachusetts Rural Health Information Hub – If you want the latest information on current healthcare situations or perhaps, just update yourself on trends and articles of the profession, this webpage on the RHI Hub is a super resource.
Mass Cultural Council – This committee works to elevate the rich cultural life of the state. Partnerships across the Commonwealth exist to expand access, improve education, promote diversity and encourage excellent in the arts.
Massachusetts Health Organizations – If a convenient, long list of organizations and affiliations in the healthcare industry across Massachusetts is what you need, look here!
Retailers Association of Massachusetts – RAM’s knowledge of retail issues and understanding of the challenges facing small businesses allows the organization to uniquely serve members’ needs. Valuable regulatory and policy briefings, money saving tools and highly effective representation is available to help your business develop and establish leadership.
Mass Moments – A very helpful resource for educators relative to the state’s history and timeline. Units of study for high school, upper elementary and middle school include the history and social science of Massachusetts.
Entrepreneurs and Start-ups
Massachusetts Regional Economic Development Organization Grant Program – The goal of this organization is to support businesses seeking help from the state. The aim is to facilitate regional projects that grow businesses and the Massachusetts economy.
Massachusetts Office of SBA – This website has an abundance of good and necessary information for the small business owner. Additional helpful information on topics such as licensing, trade name registration, permits and zoning ordinances.
Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network – Small businesses benefit from the advising and educational programs offered by the MSBDC. This organization offers the tools and guidance needed for you to become successful as an entrepreneur or small business owner. Free and confidential one-to-one business advice focused on strategies, financing, marketing and loan assistance.
How to Start a Business in Massachusetts – WOW! This site is a super resource for instructions and guidance on your business venture startup.
Massachusetts Small Business Resource Guide - If you don’t mind scrolling through a huge .pdf file to find information, this guide is a super resource packed with advice, links, success stories, contacts….you name it, when it comes to small business and startups, the information you are looking for is here.
Starting Your Business in Massachusetts – If you are a ‘step-by-step’ person, then this website on how to start your Massachusetts business in 7 steps will be a great resource for you. Behind each step is further information and guidance that is clear and concise without being overwhelming.
BusinessNameUSA – When this site says ‘One Stop Business Registration’ they mean it!! No matter what state, what type of business you are starting up or adding on to, licenses, permits, tax ID’s needed, you will be walked step-by-step through the process AND get a fee schedule so you know your due diligence start-up costs – at least from an administrative standpoint.
Massachusetts Small Business Grants – State funding agencies, categories and the application itself can be found here.
Massachusetts Association of Business Incubators – At first glance this may appear as a, pretty much, empty website relative to offering resources for business startup and entrepreneurship. However, you may wish to reach out to the founder for information as such organizations are gaining speed and strength across the country relative to business innovation and research.
City of Boston, Veterans Services – This city office advocates for veterans and their families by connecting them with the services and resources they have so admirably earned.
Home Base, Veteran and Family Care – Services from this organization are specifically designed to overcome common barriers in caring for returning veterans. Home Base is a sponsored partnership of the Red Sox Foundation and the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services – Many of the services needed by our country’s well-deserved veterans can be found here. Compensation claims, counsel on employment, educational programs, medical care entitlement, nursing home assistance, and other related activities and resources for veterans are available.
New England Center and Home for Veterans – Help is available 24/7 for our nation’s heroes seeking services regardless of branch, length of service or other circumstance. Solutions include education, housing, support and employment.
Massachusetts Department of Veterans Affairs – On this site, veterans will find an abundance of information on centers, facilities, programs, benefits, and much much more. A super resource for our nation’s heroes.
Mass Vets Advisor – For those who have served our country, here is an easy to use online resource that strives to assist the veterans and their families as a bridge to the many benefits earned in defense of our nation.
The American Legion – Massachusetts – Here is a comprehensive resource directory to assist veterans, service members, and their dependents with questions about healthcare, financial assistance, and more.