who we are
Ascension Career Training is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization that helps individuals acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for obtaining a livable-wage-making job in Massachusetts.
Not only will we match individuals with employers in their fields of interest, but we’ll also provide preparatory training and continuing education in those fields.
Our training center is the Moving Mountains facility in Middleborough, MA.
Ascension will seek funding to supplement the lower wages individuals may earn while they are still in training, as well as, compensate the professionals on our staff who have dedicated their time and expertise to this incredible cause.
Nutrition and Cooking
Computer literacy is a very important skill to possess and becomes even more important every year. Many companies rely on computers for their success and productivity, making it imperative for employees to be competent in this type of technology. Many jobs will have basic computer skills listed as a required skill for applicants.
Beginning Computer Science
Nutrition and Cooking
Understanding nutrition can help individuals reduce the risk of many diseases. Being in good health is necessary for living and working independently. Additionally, being knowledgeable about nutrition promotes healthy pregnancy outcomes and supports normal growth and development of children.
Beginning & Advanced Nutrition
Beginning & Advanced Cooking Skills
Cooking for a Family
Participating in parenting classes promotes the safety and well-being of families while reducing the risk of abuse and neglect. Parents educated in developmental milestones are more confident, more decisive, and have less anxiety than others, qualities that help them to raise secure, happy children.
Parenting Practices & Behaviors
Developmental Stages of Children
Understanding the basics of money management is of the utmost importance for those working toward independent living. What they learn will help to build strong money habits and avoid many of the mistakes that lead to lifelong money struggles.
Not only does managing stress levels allow for individuals to be happy and successful, it also reduces the risk of developing many life-threatening health conditions. Good stress management means having the crucial set of skills of recognizing, analyzing and then minimizing personal triggers. There are several different techniques individuals can use to be successful in managing their stress.
Stress Management & Coping Skills
Art & Music Instruction
This is one-on-one or small group instruction of skills that are critical for independent living.
Reading & Writing
ESL (English as a Second Language)
GED/HiSet Completion Aid
Having a basic knowledge of fitness supports healthy, happy lifestyles for individuals and their families. Fitness can be pursued as a career or simply learned to better one's life. Incorporating fitness into one's life promotes increased productivity, positivity, motivation and contentedness.
Group Fitness Classes
Personal Trainer Certification Aid
Many individuals working toward independent living have struggled with substance abuse. AA meetings play a crucial part in their recovery.
These are workshops that will range from lectures to demonstrations to hands-on training. The purpose is to help individuals decide upon a career path as well as begin their training in those chosen fields. As Ascension grows, we will offer a bigger variety of JST workshops.
Introduction to Carpentry
Principles of Demolition
Introduction to HVAC
Fundamentals of Electricity
Introduction to Auto Mechanics
Introduction to Masonry
PC Building & Repair
CPR, First Aid & AED Certification
Cosmotology Career Options
Health Care Career Options
Canine Care & Training