Attention MA Members:

The Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Express Program

Did you know that you could be eligible for up to 50% reimbursement for attending UMass Extension Educational Programs?

  • Available for Massachusetts businesses with 100 or fewer employees that contribute to the Workforce Training Fund (all for-profit companies automatically pay into the fund), or companies whose employees work primarily in Massachusetts.
  • Grant funds are limited to $30,000 per company per calendar year and to $3,000 per employee per course.
  • Approved businesses will be reimbursed for up to 50% of the actual cost of training.

You must apply 6 weeks before the educational program's start date; you cannot apply for reimbursement after the fact.
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Eligible UMass Extension programs in 2018Use these Course ID #'s when applying:

  • 2/6/18   Landscape Safety Conference (#1115118)
  • 3/6/18   Community Tree Conference: Ecological Perspectives of the Urban Forest (#1115126)
  • 3/29/18  Spring Kickoff for Landscapers: Sustainable Landscape Management Education Day (#1115117)

Invasive Plant Management Certification

  • 2/21/18  Principles and Fundamentals of Weed Science (A1) (#1115119)
  • 3/13/18  State Regulations Pertaining to Invasive Plant Management (A2 )(#1115120)
  • 3/22/18  The Invasive Plant Issue & Invasive Plant ID (A3) (#1115121)
  • 4/4/18    Developing an Invasive Plant Management Program (B) (#1115122)
  • 8/9/18    Landscape & Forest Tree & Shrub Insect Workshop (#1115128)
  • 10/29/18  Green School 2018 (#1115129)

Questions? Contact the Express Program of the Workforce Training Fund, (617) 717-6943,