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15-Week Programs for Fall 2022

FREE for Qualified Applicants Through MassHire Career Centers:

15-Week Programs in Carpentry (Pre Apprentice), CNC Machine Operator, Facilities Management, Robotic Technician and Welding. Read details below.


MTI also offers 10-month, tuition-based programs for the 2022-23 year in
Automotive Technology, Cosmetology, and Electricity.


15-Week* Programs

Minuteman Technical Institute’s 15-week programs beginning in August and September 2022 are CNC Machine OperatorCarpentry Pre-ApprenticeFacilities ManagementRobotic Technician, and Welding. (*Facilities Management is a 12-week program and Robotic Technician is a 14-week program; both contain more than the minimum number of 200 required hours.)

All the 15-week courses are free for qualified applicants with a focus on unemployed or under-employed individuals, which includes recent high school graduates. The courses are funded through grants from the Governor’s Workforce Skills Cabinet.

Anyone interested participating in these courses must apply through a designated MassHire Career Center:  MassHire Metro North in CambridgeMassHire Metro South/West in Framingham; and MassHire North Central in Leominster.

For full details, view the program page links as listed below.

Carpentry Pre-Apprentice
September 6-December 21, 2022
Tuesday and Thursday, 4:30-10:00 PM
Saturday, 7:30 AM-2:00 PM

Carpentry Pre-Apprentice is a 200-hour program that is held in collaboration with the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters (NASRCC) and the North Atlantic States Carpenters Training Fund (NASCTF) with instructors who have many years of field experience. Training takes place in Minuteman’s carpentry shop, the Carpenter’s Training Centers in Dorchester and Millbury, and live construction sites in the area. Participants gain skills in proper use of hand tools and equipment, framing, concrete work, project management, and more. Participants who complete the program receive industry recognized certifications, including OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety, Hot Work, Fall Protection, Scaffold Use, and Mobile Elevated Work Platform. Students who successfully complete the program can be placed immediately into an apprenticeship position. Learn more.


CNC Machine Operator
September 6-December 21, 2022
Tuesday-Thursday, 4:30-10:00 PM

CNC Machine Operator provides students a combination of classroom and hands-on learning experience with computer numeric control (CNC) machines. In this 200-hour program, students build skills toward employment as a CNC machine operator with an emphasis on CNC programming, SolidWorks software, workplace safety, communication, blueprint reading, and project planning. Employment of machinists is projected to grow 4 percent by 2029, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, to keep up with improvements in technologies, such as autoloaders, high-speed machining, and lights-out manufacturing. Learn more.

Facilities Management
September 6-November 21, 2022
Weekday 4:30-10 PM; Exact Class Schedule Being Finalized

The 200-hour Facilities Management program courses are being taught in collaboration with the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), an experienced provider of pre-employment facilities management training. Facility managers are responsible for a range of systems within an organization to ensure they are operative effectively and harmoniously. Oftentimes, facility managers oversee an organization’s largest and most valuable assets, such as property, buildings, inventory, and employee productivity. Participants who complete the program receive industry recognized certifications, including OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety, Hot Work, Facility Management Professional, Sustainable Facility Professional, and Certified Facility Professional. Learn more

Robotic Technician
August 22-November 22, 2022
Monday-Thursday, 4:30-10:00 PM
(Please note dates and hours have been updated.)

Robotic Technician is a 280-hour program that prepares students for entry-level positions as robotics technicians. Once trained, program completers will be equipped to enter the workforce with skills in building, installing, testing, and maintaining robotic equipment or related automated production systems. Students will receive a combination of classroom learning and hands-on experience with state-of-the-art equipment in Minuteman’s engineering and robotics lab. Students will obtain the following industry recognized credentials: OSHA 10-Hour Safety, Hot Work, and others. Learn more.

September 6-December 21, 2022
January 10-April 20, 2023
Monday-Thursday, 4:30-10:00 PM

Welding is a 270-hour program in which students obtain hands-on experience in Minuteman’s welding shop through a curriculum that provides practical skills in welding theory and welding practice. Students are trained in many forms of welding using up-to-date equipment, including but not limited to oxyacetylene cutting and welding, resistance welding, soldering, arc gouging and cutting, gas arc, shielded metal arc welding, and more. Students will obtain the following certifications: OSHA 30-Hour Construction Safety, Hot Work, American Welding Society d1.1, and Mass. Highway D1.5. Hours and experience can be used toward attaining an apprenticeship and Ironworker Journeyman’s License following the completion of the program. Learn more.


Anyone interested in applying for a 15-week program in Advanced Manufacturing/CNC Machine Operation, Carpentry (Pre-Apprentice), Metal Fabrication and Welding, and Robotic Technician, must contact one of the following MassHire Career Centers:

These programs are funded through grants from the Governor’s Workforce Skills Cabinet and are free for qualified applicants. 

For questions, visit or call Minuteman Technical Institute at 781-861-7151.