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YOUTH
Local Education and Training Providers

FOR EMPLOYERS

Resources (links to outside websites)

MASSHIRE CENTRAL CAREER CENTER EMPLOYER SERVICES

MassHire Central Region Career Centers provide local businesses valuable services to support their workforce needs and related resources via Mass BizWorks at no cost.

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Mass BizWorks

FOR MANUFACTURERS: INTERNSHIP RESOURCE GUIDE

A guide for manufacturers about designing and implementing an internship program for local students… a great way to access & build your talent pipeline.

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HIRING

Resources to help you hire and source employees.

One Stop Career Centers
JobQuest
JobGet
Work Opportunity Tax Credit

FOR PARTNERS

Take advantage of these partner resources.

Economic Development Incentive Program
MassMEP
MassDevelopment

TRAINING

Get your employees skills they need to succeed.

Workforce Training Fund Program
On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program
TQA Clark Apprenticeship Program
Explore Apprenticeships in Massachusetts

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
Central MA Regional Planning Commission
Worcester Business Resource Alliance
Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce

FOR JOB SEEKERS

Let’s get you back to work (links to outside websites)

JOBQUEST

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

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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 JOB SEEKER SERVICES

MassHire Central Region Career Centers in Worcester and Southbridge offer valuable resources to make your job search easier and more productive.

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CAREER PATHWAY GUIDE

This guide for youth and adult job seekers illuminates the local labor market for nine of the largest industry/occupational pathways in Central Massachusetts. The guide features career pathway maps showing jobs available at different levels of employment within these industries along with their average pay and 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 how students learn and employers hire. Delivering nationally recognized certification training in the Allied Healthcare and IT fields, MedCerts is approved by the U.S. Department of Labor as a Federal Registered Apprenticeship Intermediary Sponsor for Allied Health careers. MedCerts: Online Career Training School

FOR YOUTH

Resources curated exclusively for youth (links to outside websites).

CONNECTING ACTIVITIES

This initiative connects schools and businesses, providing structured work-based learning experiences to support college and career readiness for all students.

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COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS

Explore college and career readiness (links to outside websites).

5 Tips to Ace College Applications
10 College Application Tips You Need to Know
Guide to Choosing College Majors
Top 10 Tips for Exploring College Majors
Admissions, Search, & Financial Aid Help from College Confidential
Resources & Info 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.

Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success (US DOL)
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

This work readiness and career pathway collaborative aligns and supports schools, workforce development programs, and businesses in  Worcester County to better prepare 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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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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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.

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MASSHIRE CAREER INFORMATION SYSTEM

MassHire CIS provides occupational and educational information to help people make more informed career and school choices.

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LOCAL EDUCATION & TRAINING PROVIDER RESOURCES

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
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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