Training Inc. moved training and services to a remote platform as of March 16th.  Our office is closed due to the COVID-19 crisis.  We are also planning for our next training cycle.  To learn about training opportunities or to sign up for a virtual information session, please contact Raysa Stroud at or (617) 542-1800 x2728.


The YMCA Training, Inc. program is an intensive 20-week, full-time (600 hours) computerized office skills training and employment program.  Designed to replicate the expectations of a professional office environment, the training prepares participants with both the technical and job readiness skills to succeed.

We provide intensive, hands-on, innovative technical training in a simulated business environment and engage lasting, deep commitment of major employers in Greater Boston. Our program is constantly reviewed and informed by industry partners, ensuring that participants are receiving the most relevant, hands-on training to gain career-building employment in the Greater Boston area.

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YMCA Puts People First ​

Our Impact

  • $103.5 million earned by graduates last year

  • $25.8 million taxes paid by graduates last year

  • $1.2 million was saved in just the past two years in public assistance and unemployment payments as recipients gained new employment

  • YMCA Training, Inc. graduates' monthly income nearly triples with their first job after training

Our Results

  • 4,750 graduates

  • Over 120 companies hired a YMCA Training, Inc. graduate in the past 2 years

  • 80% job placement rate

  • 86% of graduates retain their job for over 1 year

Our History

For over 30 years, YMCA Training, Inc. has been among Greater Boston’s most successful workforce development programs, enabling people in poverty to move into thriving self-sufficiency through professional skills training and employment. In 1984, Elsa Bengel brought the YMCA Training, Inc. model from Chicago and Indianapolis to Boston, where the program has been part of the YMCA of Greater Boston ever since.

Over 4,750 women and men have successfully completed YMCA Training, Inc. and moved onto skilled jobs with benefits, and opportunities for career advancement. In the past year alone, YMCA Training, Inc. graduates earned about $103.5 million and paid about $25.8 million in taxes.

Training, Inc.
Directions and Hours

18 Tremont Street, Suite 400

Boston, MA 02108

Phone: 617-542-1800

Fax: 617-542-1811

M-F 8:30am - 5:00pm

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Executive Director: John Brothers