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Animal Care Technician Training Program

Are you interested in supporting medical research? Become an Animal Care Technician and help hospitals and medical facilities conduct groundbreaking medical research! In partnership with Boston Children’s Hospital, JVS offers a paid Animal Care Technician Training Program that will equip you with the skills you need to launch your career.

This 12-week training program is PAID, and participants earn $16.50/hour for 30-35 hours/week. Following graduation, JVS will work with you to help you find a job as an animal care technician in the Greater Boston Area. 

Program Overview:

  • Next training cycle begins in March 2019
  • Length of training program: 12 weeks
  • The training program is full-time
  • During the training, participants will earn $16.50/hour for 30-35 hours/week
  • You will participate in workplace English classes and on-the-job training
  • You will receive individualized job coaching throughout the training and up to 90-days post-employment
  • At the end of the training program, you will be considered for open positions at Boston Children’s Hospital and provided with job placement services

Ideal Candidates:

  • Intermediate English language learners are encouraged to apply
  • Must have a desire to work as an Animal Care Technician
  • Be willing to work with animals and care for their daily needs
  • Must not have any preexisting allergies to hay, animals, or dander
  • Must have valid work authorization
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Be able to lift, push, and pull up to 50 pounds at a time and work on your feet up to 7-8 hours per day
  • Eager to seek growth opportunities and have a strong work ethic
  • All applicants will be required to participate in a CORI and drug screening
  • Attend an information session. Click here to find an upcoming information session.

Apply today!

Interested applicants must attend ONE information session to apply. Registration is not required.

See all upcoming information sessions here.

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For more information, contact:
traininginfo@jvs-boston.org
617-399-3161