2024 Classes

January 8 – June 28

Classes are online on Zoom OR in-person.

Click here for the Education Benefits at a Glance flyer.

Click here for the 2023-2024 English, Computer, & Citizenship calendar.

Click here for the In-person Registration Session Schedule in Medford and in Seaport.

Classes are eligible for Local 26 members and their adult dependents participating in the benefit plan. For more information or to register, please call (617) 542-1177 and leave a message, or complete this form.

English Classes

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Morning English Classes

  • Beginner AM (Online/ In Medford): Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Intermediate AM (Online): Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Evening English Classes

  • Beginner PM (Online): Monday, 5:30 – 7:30 PM (This class is only once a week.)
  • Beginner PM (In Seaport): Monday and Wednesday, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
  • Intermediate PM (Online): Monday and Wednesday, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
  • Advanced PM (Online): Monday and Wednesday, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

U.S. Citizenship Preparation

Class starts April 23, 2024

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Tuesday
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Computer Skills Class

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Learn to use a Chromebook, Google Drive and related apps, navigate the web, and more.

  • Beginner Tech AM (at Medford Training Center)
    May 13 – June 26, Monday and Wednesday, 10:30 AM- 12 PM
  • Intermediate Tech AM* (at Medford Training Center)
    *Regular Tech course for learners who have a Chromebook.
    April 22 – June 26, Monday and Wednesday, 10:30 AM – 12 PM
  • Beginner Tech PM (at Medford Training Center)
    May 14 – June 20, Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 PM – 7 PM
  • Intermediate Tech PM (Online on Zoom)
    May 14 – June 20, Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 PM – 7 PM

On-Call Banquet Server Training

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The training is held on Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm from September 17 to November 21, 2024, at 101 Station Landing, 4th Floor, Medford.

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To be eligible for this class, you must be over 18 and receiving Local 26 education training and benefits.

  • Get certified in TiPS, MA Allergen, and CPR.
  • Learn about banquet setup, ergonomics, wine basics, etc.
  • Practice table setting, tray carrying, and much more!
  • Get resume and interview preparation help.

To register, you must attend an in-person information session and pass an English skills assessment. Please email education@BESThtc.org OR call (617) 542-1177 and leave a message: “My name is XX. I am interested in the XX class. My phone number is XX.” We will give you a call back for more information session details. 

Certification Classes

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AM certification classes will meet at our Seaport office within the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport and PM ones will meet at our Medford office by Wellington Station.

  • TiPS® (at Medford Training Center)
    Wednesday, May 8 & Wednesday, May 15
    5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
  • TiPS® (at Seaport Training Center)
    Friday, May 31
    10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • ServSafe® Professional Food Handler (at Medford Training Center)
    Wednesday, June 5 & Wednesday, June 12
    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • ServSafe® Food Manager (at Seaport Training Center)
    Friday, June 14 & Friday, June 21
    9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

*First-timer ServSafe® Food Manager students must attend both sessions. Recertification exam students need to attend only the second session.

To register, please contact Maria Perez at (617) 542-1177 or email mperez@besthtc.org.

Classes are at no cost for Local 26 members with education and training benefits. To pay for the class or to get a group rate, please call and leave a message.

Registration is required and classes may be cancelled if there are not enough students.

Math College Prep

Call for details and eligibility, (617) 542-1177.

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  • Introduction to Hospitality, Housekeeping Pre-Apprenticeship Program
  • Beginner Tech AM (Medford)
  • Intermediate Tech AM (Medford)
  • In-person Registration Day in Seaport
  • Tech Support Hours with Donna Parker (Medford)
  • English Support Hours with Caryn Oppenheim (Seaport)
  • Culinary Training Program
  • Low Beginner English (Seaport)
  • Advanced English PM (Online)
  • Intermediate English PM (Online)
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  • Introduction to Hospitality, Housekeeping Pre-Apprenticeship Program
  • Intermediate English AM (Online)
  • High-Beginner English AM (Medford)
  • English/Tech Support hours with Marleigh Tetreault (Online)
  • Culinary Training Program
  • Beginner Tech PM (Medford)
  • Intermediate Tech PM (Online)
  • On-Call Banquet Server Training (Medford)
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  • Introduction to Hospitality, Housekeeping Pre-Apprenticeship Program
  • TiPS (Seaport)
  • TiPS at InterContinental Boston