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EMPLOYER RESOURCES

Resources curated for your needs (links to outside websites)

MASSHIRE CENTRAL CAREER CENTER EMPLOYER SERVICES

The MassHire Central Region Career Centers provide local businesses valuable services to support their workforce needs, along with many related resources via the Mass BizWorks initiative at no cost.

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Mass BizWorks

INTERNSHIP RESOURCE GUIDE FOR MANUFACTURERS

Offers manufacturers detailed information regarding how to design and implement an internship program for local students… a great way to access & build a talent pipeline.

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HIRING

Resources to help you hire and source employees.

One Stop Career Centers
JobQuest
Work Opportunity Tax Credit

PARTNERSHIP

Take advantage of these partner resources.

Economic Development Incentive Program
MassMEP
MassDevelopment

TRAINING

Ensure your employees have the skills they need to succeed.

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

LAYOFF AVERSION

Resources to help you when times get tough.

Rapid Response
Unemployment Insurance
Workshare Program

LABOR MARKET

Useful 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

Resources to help job seekers get back to work (links to outside websites).

JOBQUEST

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

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This free mobile app connects you quickly and efficiently with employers looking to hire now.

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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

Career opportunities, training, and other resources in public health fields.

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MedCerts is an online career training school pioneering the way students learn and employers hire. Delivering nationally recognized certification training in the Allied Healthcare and IT fields, MedCerts provides online and blended learning training options as well as apprentice opportunities (approved by the U.S. Department of Labor as a Federal Registered Apprenticeship Intermediary Sponsor for Allied Health careers). MedCerts: Online Career Training School

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

YOUTH CAREER READINESS

The links below offer information and materials designed to help you develop your readiness to succeed on the job.

US Department of Labor: Soft Skills to Pay the Bills — Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success
Youth.Gov: Career Exploration & Skill Development
Workforce Preparation Competencies
A Guide to Career Readiness & Employability Skills Lesson Plans
Ready By 21: Skills and Assets Needed for Readiness
Learning Resources Inc.: Workforce Readiness Skills
Commonwealth Corporation: Signal Success and Empower Your Future curricula

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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CAREER PATHWAY CHARTS

The MassHire Central Region Workforce Board, together with its youth program partners, has developed these career pathway charts to better describe the employment and training options available in these priority occupational sectors:

  • Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Technical and Scientific
  • Transportation/Warehousing?logistics
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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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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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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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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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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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MASSHIRE CAREER INFORMATION SYSTEM

MassHire CIS is designed to provide occupational and educational information to help people make better-informed career and school choices.

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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

Internet Tools for Distance Learning
Anna Maria College
Assabet Valley Regional Technical School
Assumption University
Bay Path at Night
Bay Path University
Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce EdHub
Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District
Clark University
College of the Holy Cross
Fitchburg State University
Grafton Job Corps Center
MCPHS University
Mount Wachusett Community College
Nichols College
Quinsigamond Community College
Rob Roy Academy-Worcester
Salter College-West Boylston
Spa Tech Institute-Westboro
Technology Learning Center
Training Resources of America
Tufts University
University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester
University of Phoenix-Massachusetts
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester Public Schools Night Life Continuing Education
YOU, Inc. Career Pathways
Fieldstone School – Healthcare Training
Worcester Community Action Council Job & Education Center

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