LARE Occupational Skill Training

LARE Training Center


The LARE Training Center has been operating award-winning educational, occupational skill training, and job placement programs to youth and adults for its 30-year history. Licensed as a private business and trade school by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Proprietary School Division, LARE is recognized as one of the most successful programs of its kind in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. LARE is a Division of American Training with sites in Andover, Chelsea, and Lowell, MA.

A Personal Message From Tom Connors, President & CEO of LARE

If you want to learn a new skill and get a job, upgrade the skills you have, or want to learn English, LARE is for you. We’ll get you ready for success quicker than any other school. I guarantee it!

My name is Tom Connors. And I have a team of teachers, counselors, and support people ready to help you get a job quicker than any other school out there. I ought to know. I have the awards to prove it!

You owe it to yourself and your children to find out what LARE is all about. We are a career school created just for people like you.

I want you to know something right up front. No matter where you are in life right now, you CAN build a better life for yourself and those you love. I don’t care how little money you have, how limited your education is, or how impossible things might seem. I don’t care what color your skin is, your religious beliefs are, or the conditions you were raised in or in which you live now. IF you really want it, you CAN achieve a LIFE that really does MATTER.

Our LARE Training Center will bring out YOUR best because that is what WE do best!

LARE Training CenterAt LARE, you’ll learn a simple but effective way to put a richness in the way you live your life. We’ll teach you a new, in-demand skill. We will also show you HOW to use all the tools you already have within your reach to get the job you really want.

For the past 30 Years, LARE has been home to people just like you. The successes they have achieved are well documented. In fact, LARE has won more top awards in the region’s workforce development system than any other company, college, or university. THAT is the kind of quality education you get at LARE.

We know how uncomfortable change can be. We know how it feels to be afraid you might fail. We also know from experience how much worse life can be if you do nothing. So, don’t worry. We’ll make you feel welcome right from the beginning.

Don’t give up! We’re here for you because we understand you.

Have you never worked before? Did you recently lose your job? Do you want to increase your knowledge but are not interested in college? We’ll show you, step by step, how to organize your life and get started in a career that will mean something to you in the months and years ahead.

If English is not your native language, or you think it is finally time to get your GED, LARE has one of the best programs available for you.

Find a reason to take action right now!

Stop putting your future on hold!

I don’t care what you’ve done in the past or how you might feel at the moment. Taking ACTION right now is the only way things will change! Taking action and working with us will get you closer to a LIFEthat MATTERS!

I have to warn you though. Wanting it is not enough. Wishing it won’t do either. You have to face your fears, get out of your rut, and begin TODAY to live a fulfilled life.

Click here to download LARE program details.

Contact us today at any of our locations:

Chelsea, YPP, CIES, Education/Training
100 Everett Avenue
Chelsea, MA 02150
Phone: 617-884-5125

Lawrence/Andover, YPP, CIES, Education/Training
6 Campanelli Drive
Andover, MA 01810
Phone: 978-685-2151, ext. 6710

Lowell, YPP
45 Merrimack Street, Suite 225
Lowell, MA 01852
Phone: 978-459-2387

Pick up the phone and call us. Come by and see us. Just tell us you’re ready to succeed at LARE. We’ll help you make the most of your life. Because of our small size and commitment to customize and personalize all our services, we enroll a limited number of students each year. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to begin now!

Why do our programs work?

Ask our graduates. They will tell you how nice our teachers and counselors are. How they were always treated with respect and never looked down upon. They will tell you how much they liked the customized personal program we developed for them. And they will tell you about our unique, fun, and entertaining WOW! way of teaching.

Stop doubting yourself. There IS more to life!

I know what you’re thinking. Life can be so unfair. It can be frustrating and disappointing. You may have even convinced yourself there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You’re thinking nobody quite understands what you are going through.

I know how you feel because I’ve been there.

I’m here to tell you. You’re not alone. I’ve seen life from both sides, and I can help you get back on track.

I learned early in life that it’s not what happens to you that determines your success in life. It’s what you DO with what happens to you that counts most.

When I was eight years old, my Dad had a paralyzing heart attack. When I was 10, he passed away and left my Mom and me on our own. Broke and unsure where the next meal might come from, I stood in line waiting to get blocks of butter and cheese, and bags of rice, beans, and macaroni. I remember being thrilled to get a wrapped apple or orange and semi-used toys for Christmas. I even exaggerated my age one summer in order to qualify for a youth-at-risk jobs program in order to earn a few bucks.

Not having a clue what the future held was scary. But, you know what? We got through those tough times and put our lives back together again.

For over 30 years, I’ve also seen people just like you face their fears, take action, and start living a LIFE that MATTERS. If they can do it, so can you.