Eligibility for FutureSkills training

The following are eligibility guidelines and documentation required for FutureSkills grant funded training. Click HERE to submit your eligibility documentation.

Only Massachusetts residents are eligible for FutureSkills programming. Massachusetts residency may be documented using any one of the documents listed below:

  • Utility bill dated within the last three months
  • Current and valid state-issued ID (including, but not limited to a MA Driver’s License)
  • Government mail received in the past 60 days (including property tax or excise tax bill)
  • Current Firearm ID card
  • Current bank statement
  • Current pension statement
  • Current auto or home insurance policy
  • Current lease agreement

You must be legally authorized to work in the United States of America. Work authorization can be met with proof of UI receipt (currently collecting). Otherwise, work authorization must be demonstrated through the documents listed below (click image to enlarge):

One document from List A establishes both identity and employment authorization or one document from List B establishes identity and one from List C establishes Employment Authorization.

For more information or to Request Employment Authorization, click HERE.

You must be 18 years of age or older when training provided through FutureSkills is complete. You must possess one of the following:

  • Driver’s license
  • State Identification Card
  • Employment Authorization Document Card
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Alien Registration Receipt Card
  • Passport
  • School ID card with photograph
  • Native American tribal document
  • Individuals under the age of 18 who are unable to present an above document may present a school record, report card, or clinic, doctor, or hospital record.

You must be unemployed or underemployed. See the definitions below

1. Unemployed – an unemployed individual is defined as an individual who is not employed at the time of enrollment in the program. Examples of forms of documentation that can be accepted for proof of unemployment include:

  • Proof of collecting unemployment
  • Letter of unemployment verification
  • Screenshot of UI account
  • Tax form for proof of no income (e.g., 1040 form)

2. Underemployed – an underemployed individual is defined as an individual who is earning less than 60% of the Median Household Income. For the Central Region, 60% MHI is $51,600 or $24.80 per hour. Examples of forms of documentation that can be accepted for proof of underemployment include:

  • Pay Stubs – a minimum of 1 pay stub dated within the past six months
  • Direct Deposits – Proof of bank records for direct deposit payments
  • Tax Forms – must indicate your income over the past year. A 1040 or 1099 is acceptable if you are self-employed.
  • Offer Letter/Employer Letter – must detail pay rate/annual salary. Alternatively, any letter from a current employer that details your salary/wage would be acceptable.
  • Proof of Public Benefits – if you receive income-based public benefits, you are automatically eligible for FutureSkills. Proof of receipt of these benefits may include letters, deposits, or EBT cards. List of public benefits includes, but is not limited to:
    • TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) benefits

    • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits
    • SSI (Supplemental Security Income)
    • SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance

This secure online form is designed for you to conveniently upload and submit the necessary documentation to confirm your eligibility for the program. Please refer to the eligibility requirements outlined on this page. Ensure that all documents are complete, legible, and accurate before uploading. Your privacy is paramount to us. All information and documents provided through this portal are securely handled and will be used solely for the purpose of assessing your eligibility for the Carpentry Program. Should you encounter any issues or have questions regarding the document submission process, please feel free to contact mcintoshs@masshirecentralcc.com for guidance and support.

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