Register Your Business

Prior to enrolling employees in subsidized training, companies must first complete the SBDAP Business Registration process to determine eligibility. NOTE: You may skip Step 1 if your company is already on the  list of SDAP eligible businesses. Step 1: Register your business to determine eligibility here:  You will need:
  • Federal Employer Identification Number
  • Valid Certificate of Good Standing from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue
  • Business contact at your organization
  • Basic information about your company and your company’s workforce, including the total number of full-time and part-time employees employed in Massachusetts.
NOTE: Please allow three weeks to determine eligibility prior to enrolling in a course directly with the training provider. After you have registered your business, and been deemed eligible your business will appear on the following list of SDAP eligible businesses. Step 2: Select a training from the following list and contact the provider to determine availability and enroll in the course:
OrganizationTraining TypeContact InformationCourse OfferedGeography
American Graphics InstituteComputer Skills TrainingPrachi JainAdvanced HTML: HTML5 & CSSGreater Boston
781-376-6044After Effects Introduction
Pjain@agitraining.comCreative Cloud for Print Design Advanced
Excel Intermediate
Excel Introduction
Google Analytics
HTML Email
Illustrator Advanced
Illustrator Introduction
InDesign Intermediate
InDesign Introduction
JavaScript Introduction
Photoshop Advanced
Photoshop Intermediate
Photoshop Introduction
PowerPoint Design
Premiere Pro Introduction
Responsive HTML Email
Responsive Web Design
SketchUp Introduction
UX Design Principles
WordPress Advanced
WordPress Introduction
Associated Industries of Massachusetts - HR SolutionsSupervisory/LeadershipLori BourgoinFront-Line Supervisor SkillsStatewide
Bristol Community CollegeSupervisory/LeadershipRobert VitelloThe Professional SupervisorSoutheastern MA
774-357-2165Effective Coaching and Mentoring
robert.vitello@bristolcc.eduHR Compliance for Supervisors
Built Environment Plus (formerly US Green Building Council MA)Professional/ Industry Specific & Technical Skill Vernett AllenG|PRO
617-752-2422Energy Modeling
vallen@usgbcma.orgLEED v.1
Cape Cod Community CollegeSupervisory/LeadershipDanielle DupuisManagement Academy ProgramBarnstable County & Plymouth County
508-375-5015Senior Leadership Program
The Custom Group Center for MFG Technology Profession/Industry Specific & Technical SkillsJoanna DowlingBlueprint Reading & Mastercam 2DCities/Towns in the Merrimack Valley, Boston, Metro North
781-261-0419Manufacturing Best Practices for Success
jdowling@customgroupsusa.comMastercam 2D & 3D
Employers Association of the Northeast (EANE)Supervisory/LeadershipJohn HendersonCommunication Skills & Establishing Performance ExpectationsCentral and Western MA
413-789-6400Leadership Skills for LEAD People
jhenderson@eane.orgLegal Liabilities of the Supervisor Performance Problems and Handling Conflict
Self-Awareness & Adaptability
Situational Leadership and Training Skills
Understanding Your Leadership Role & Managing Diverse Work
Exceeda Consulting, Inc.Process ImprovementDiane PesaturoBusiness Process/value stream mapping - KaizenSoutheastern MA
508-557-1803Introduction to Lean
dpesaturo@exceeda.netLean six sigma
Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership, Inc. (GBMP)Process ImprovementJamie MillmanLean Certificate CourseStatewide
(617) 710-7033
Greenfield Community CollegeComputer Skills TrainingKristin ColeComputing Essentials (Mac)Franklin and Hampshire Counties
413-775-1611Microsoft Excel: 1 (Basic), 2 (Intermediate), and 3 (Advanced)
colek@gcc.mass.eduMicrosoft Word: Intermediate and Advanced
Word Press
Imajine ThatProfessional/ Industry Specific & Technical Skill: Early Education and CareJessica BrenesAll Things Considered Part 1 and Part 2 Merrimack Valley, Metro North, North Shore
978-682-5338Developmental Differences in Young Children Part I and Part 2
jessica@imajinethat.comIndividualizing Curriculum in Early Childhood Programs to the Massachusetts Guidelines for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers
Issues in Professionalism
Nutrition and Feeding Issues
Jewish Vocational Service (JVS)ESOL/ABEBeth ButterfossBeginner Workplace ESOL Spring 2019Greater Boston
617-399-3283Intermediate Workplace ESOL Fall 2019
bbutterfoss@jvs-boston.orgBeginner Workplace ESOL Winter 2020 Workplace ESOL Fall 2020
Remote/Virtual Access Class: ESOL Intermediate Level
Massachusetts Biotechnology Education FoundationNon-Technical Professional SkillsMegan Schulz, (617) 674-5137Biotechnology Project ManagementGreater Boston
Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension PartnershipProcess ImprovementTom AndrellosBusiness Continuity and Contingency PlanningStatewide
508-831-70205S Kaizen
toma@massmep.orgBuilding a Successful Lean Team Internal Auditor Training
Navigating a Pandemic-Introduction
Principles of Lean Management with Kata
Principles of Lean Manufacturing
Principles of Lean Office
Quality Improvement
Team Involvement Problem Solving (TIPS)
Value Stream Mapping
Mount Wachusett Community CollegeProcess ImprovementColleen ClarkSix Sigma Lean Green Belt North Central MA
National Training AssociatesProcess ImprovementJoseph J.Sciarrillo, Jr.Basic Blueprint ReadingBerkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Worcester and Hampshire Counties
jsciarrillo@ntainc.netCorrective Action, Root Cause
www.nationaltrainingassociates.comFive S
Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing – Basic
Intro To Lean
Leading In A Lean Organization
Process Mapping & Value Stream Analysis
Shop Math
Standardized Work
North Shore Community CollegeSupervisory/LeadershipElaine ChampagneEssential Skills for SupervisorsBeverly, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Lynn, Peabody, Salem, Saugus, Wakefield and other North Shore communities.
Northern Essex Community CollegeSupervisory/LeadershipKathryn Ronaldson Supervisory/Management SkillsMerrimack Valley
Operation A.B.L.E. of Greater BostonNon-Technical Professional SkillsMark GyurinaGoogle DocsGreater Boston
617-542-4180 #128MS Excel I (Basic), II (Intermediate) and III (Advanced)
mgyurina@operationable.netMS Word I (Basic), II (Intermediate) and III (Advanced) Level I, PowerPoint Level II
Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation (QVCDC)Computer Skills TrainingSheila CuddyAccess 1 (Basic) and 2 (Intermediate)Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin & Worcester Counties
413-967-3001Business Communication Skills
sheila@qvcd.comComputing Essentials 1 (Basic), 2 (Intermediate), and 3 (Advanced)
PowerPoint 1 (Basic) and 2 (Intermediate)
QuickBooks 1 (Basic) and 2 (Intermediate)
Word 1 (Basic) and 2 (Intermediate)
Quality Support GroupProcess Improvement &
Quality Assurance
Barbara Maclachian5S Boston, Metro West, North Shore, South Shore, Worcester
978-430-3480Effective Problem Solving Techniques
barbara@qualitysupportgroup.comISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditing
www.qualitysupportgroup.comValue-Stream Mapping
Quinsigamond Community CollegeInterpersonal/ Soft SkillsChristine McNallyCommunication with Clarity and ImpactWorcester County
508-751-7929Conflict Resolution
CMcNally@qcc.mass.eduCreative Problem Solving and Decision Making Business Skills
Presenting with Impact
Time Management
Strategic Management ResourcesSupervisory/LeadershipWilliam Von AchenBuilding Effective TeamsEastern MA within 495
781-235-0995Coaching and Mentoring
bill@smr-web.netDealing with Conflict for Results
Effective Communications
Managing Time Effectively
Problem-Solving and Decision-Making

The Workforce Training Fund is a state fund financed entirely by Massachusetts employers. It was established in July 1998. The mission of the Workforce Training Fund is to provide businesses with resources to invest in their Massachusetts employees and support workers in improving their skills to maintain the economic strength and viability of the Commonwealth’s businesses. The Fund’s major focus is on small- to medium-sized businesses that would not be able to make this investment without financial support.

To qualify to take part in Workforce Training Fund (WTFP) grant programs your organization must contribute to the Workforce Training Fund. All for-profit employers in Massachusetts contribute to the WTFP via a surcharge on their Unemployment Insurance payments. Non-profit employers that select the contributory method to finance Unemployment Insurance also pay the surcharge and are eligible to participate in WTFP grant programs. Non-profits that select the reimbursable method are paying a discounted rate that does not include contribution to the WTFP and therefore are not eligible. For information about unemployment insurance payment options for non-profit employers click here. No federal, state, or local government entities contribute and therefore are not eligible to take part in any WTFP grant-funded training.)

No, if you have more than 100 employees in Massachusetts you are not eligible to enroll employees in training through the Small Business Direct Access Program. However if you meet eligibility requirements you may apply for a grant through the General Program.

Massachusetts-based payroll employees working at an eligible business may participate in training. This means that workers whose training is funded by this program must be working at a location in the Commonwealth.

Yes. In order to be eligible to participate, employees are not required to live in Massachusetts, but Massachusetts must be their primary workplace and payroll taxes must be paid to Massachusetts.

No, contract employees are not eligible to be trained with these funds.

Yes, both full-time and part-time employees are eligible for training.

A company with headquarters outside of Massachusetts may register to access the Small Business Direct Access Program, provided that all employees to be trained work in Massachusetts (i.e. payroll taxes are paid to Massachusetts). Individual trainees are not required to live in Massachusetts, but Massachusetts must be their primary workplace and payroll taxes must be paid to Massachusetts for all trainees.

You must pay your employees their regular wages as they attend training.

Current training courses and providers for the Small Business Direct Access Program were selected through a competitive procurement process. The application period for the process is now closed.