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City Academy is a training pipeline for Boston residents to access entry-level City positions that offer:

  • Good pay at or above Boston’s Living Wage (currently $14.82/hr)
  • Health benefits
  • Pensions
  • Union membership
  • Opportunities for advancement

There are two free training tracks in City Academy: 1) CDL/Hoisting training and 2) Emergency Medical Technician training. Read on to learn more.


To be eligible to receive free training through City Academy, you must:

  • Be a Boston resident
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have a high school diploma or GED/HiSET
  • Have a valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Meet income guidelines
  • Be drug-free

If you apply for City Academy and are determined to be eligible, you will be asked to supply the verifying documents described here.

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