FIND THE RIGHT RESOURCE
What resources can we help you find?
Explore our library of resources curated according to your needs (links take you 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.
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.
Resources to help you hire and source employees.
Take advantage of these partner resources.
Ensure your employees have the skills they need to succeed.
Resources to help you when times get tough.
Useful Labor Market information.
JOB SEEKER RESOURCES
Resources to help job seekers get back to work (links to outside websites).
Connects job seekers to all the employment opportunities listed with more than 30 Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers statewide.
This free mobile app connects you quickly and efficiently with employers looking to hire now.
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.
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.
PUBLIC HEALTH CAREERS
Career opportunities, training, and other resources in public health fields.
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
Explore our library of resources that have been curated with you in mind. The links below will take you to outside websites.
A state initiative that connects schools and businesses by providing structured work-based learning experiences to support college and career readiness for all students.
COLLEGE STEPS TO BUILD YOUR FUTURE
The links below will help you explore college and career readiness.
YOUTH CAREER READINESS
The links below offer information and materials designed to help you develop your readiness to succeed on the job.
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.
MASSHIRE CENTRAL CAREER CENTER YOUTH SERVICES
The MassHire Central Career Center provides employment and training information and services to assist youth toward self-sufficiency.
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.
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:
- Technical and Scientific
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
MASSHIRE CAREER INFORMATION SYSTEM
MassHire CIS is designed to provide occupational and educational information to help people make better-informed career and school choices.
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.