Resources

Resources 2018-10-15T13:09:47+00:00

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EMPLOYERS
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YOUTH
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EMPLOYER RESOURCES

Explore our library of resources that have been curated with you in mind. The links below will take you to outside websites.

MASSHIRE CENTRAL CAREER CENTER EMPLOYER SERVICES

The MassHire Central Region Career Centers provide local businesses the essential services to support their workforce needs, as well as a variety of related resources available through the Mass BizWorks initiative at no cost.

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Mass BizWorks

INTERNSHIP RESOURCE GUIDE FOR MANUFACTURERS

Provides manufacturers with detailed information regarding how to design and implement an internship program for local students…a great way to help develop a talent turnpike for your company!

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HIRING

The resources below pertain to hiring and sourcing employees.

One Stop Career Centers
JobQuest
Work Opportunity Tax Credit

PARTNERSHIP

Take advantage of the partner resources below.

Economic Development Incentive Program
MassMEP
MassDevelopment

TRAINING

The resources below will help ensure your employees possess the skills they need.

Workforce Training Fund Program
On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program
Apprenticeship Programs

LAYOFF AVERSION

Times get tough. The resources below will help cover you in your time of need.

Rapid Response
Unemployment Insurance
Workshare Program

LABOR MARKET

The resources below cover Labor Market information.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
MA EOLWB LMI

OTHER

US Department of Labor
MA Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development
Mass Business Portal
The Central MA Regional Planning Commission
The Worcester Business Resource Alliance
The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce

JOB SEEKER RESOURCES

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JOBQUEST

Connects job seekers to all the employment opportunities listed with more than 30 Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers statewide.

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MASSHIRE CENTRAL CAREER CENTER JOBSEEKER SERVICES

The MassHire Central Region Career Centers in Worcester and Southbridge can provide resources to make your job search more productive so that you can return to work faster.

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CAREER PATHWAY GUIDE

This guide for youth and adult job seekers gives insight into the local labor market for nine of the largest industry/occupational pathways in the Central MA region.  The guide includes newly developed career pathway maps showing the jobs available at different levels of employment within these industries along with their average pay and needed education requirements.

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PUBLIC HEALTH CAREERS

Learn about career opportunities and other resources available in the public health field.

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YOUTH RESOURCES

Explore our library of resources that have been curated with you in mind. The links below will take you to outside websites.

CONNECTING ACTIVITIES

A state initiative that connects schools and businesses by providing structured work-based learning experiences  to support college and career readiness for all students.

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COLLEGE STEPS TO BUILD YOUR FUTURE

The links below will help you explore college and career readiness.

Five Tips for Acing College Applications
10 College Application Tips You Need to Know
Guide to Choosing College Majors
The College Major: What It Is and How to Choose One
Top 10 Tips for Exploring College Majors
College Admissions, Search, and Financial Aid Help from College Confidential
College Resources and Information from the College Board
MassEdCo Educational Opportunity Center
Mefa’s Top 10 Tips for Filing the FAFSA

JOB1 INITIATIVE

A  work readiness and career pathway collaborative with the City of Worcester, the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, MassHire Central Region Workforce Board, Worcester Community Action Council, and the Central Mass Youth Jobs Coalition align and support  schools, workforce development programs, and businesses in  Worcester County  to better prepare our youth for the workplace.

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MASSHIRE CENTRAL CAREER CENTER YOUTH SERVICES

The MassHire Central Career Center provides employment and training information and services to assist youth toward self-sufficiency.

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YOUTHWORKS

A state-funded youth employment program that helps teens and young adults get the skills and experience needed to find and keep jobs. Participant take part in paid short-term work placement during the summer and/or school year at public, private and nonprofit worksites.

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GRAFTON JOB CORPS CENTER

Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 to 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training. Locally, the Grafton Job Corps Center offers training in a variety of trades on a beautiful 48 acre campus.

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STEM INTERNSHIP DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE

A grant from the MA Executive Office of Education and the MA STEM Advisory Council connects high school students to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to ensure students receive comprehensive STEM education from highly qualified educators so they are informed and prepared to pursue post-secondary degrees or careers.  This grant opportunity builds upon the MA STEM@Work Campaign. To learn more, see our manufacturing industry intern promotional video HERE

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YOUTH WORKING FORWARD

A website created by Partnerships for a Skilled Workforce to provide job search and readiness techniques for youth between the ages of 16-24.

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CAREER PATHWAY GUIDE

A guide for youth and adult job seekers that provides  insight into  the  industry/occupational pathways in Central MA’s local labor market. This resource includes   career pathway maps, job opportunities, average pay and required education  at various  levels of employment along an industry’s spectrum.

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WORKFORCE INNOVATION OPPORTUNITY ACT (WIOA)

A program designed for out-of-school youth ages 16 -24 offering educational and career pathways training included and not limited to high school equivalency (HSE) preparation, occupation/technical skills training and post-secondary education and employment. Additional services include: tutoring, study skills activities, alternative secondary school activities, paid and unpaid work experience, occupational skills training, education with workforce prep activities, leadership development, support services, adult mentoring, follow-up services, guidance and counseling, financial literacy training, entrepreneurial skills training, labor market/employment information, and post-secondary education preparation.

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LOCAL EDUCATION & TRAINING PROVIDER RESOURCES

Explore our library of resources that have been curated with you in mind. The links below will take you to outside websites. Please see the Youth Resources section of this page for information regarding college steps to build your future.

TRAINING PROVIDERS

Anna Maria College
Assabet Valley Regional Technical School
Assumption College
Bay Path University
Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District
Clark University
College of the Holy Cross
Fitchburg State University
MCPHS University
Mount Wachusett Community College
Nichols College
Quinsigamond Community College
Rob Roy Academy-Worcester
Salter College-West Boylston
Southern Worcester County Regional Voc School District
Spa Tech Institute-Westboro
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Worcester
Tufts University
University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester
University of Phoenix-Massachusetts
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Grafton Job Corps Center
YOU, Inc. Career Pathways
Fieldstone School – Healthcare Training
Worcester Community Action Council Job & Education Center

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