YOUTH
EMPLOYERS
Local Education and Training Providers
JOB SEEKERS

EMPLOYER SERVICES

Central Region Career Centers offer regional businesses free services to support their workforce development and training needs via Mass BizWorks.

Website
Mass BizWorks

FOR MANUFACTURERS: INTERNSHIP RESOURCE GUIDE

Manufacturers’ guide to design and implement an internship program for local students: A great way to access & build your talent pipeline!

Open Guide PDF

HIRING

Resources to help you hire and source employees.

One Stop Career Centers
JobQuest
JobGet
Work Opportunity Tax Credit

FOR PARTNERS

Economic Development Incentive Program
MassMEP
MassDevelopment

TRAINING

Skills staff need to succeed.

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

LAYOFF AVERSION

Resources for tough times.

Benefit Programs Related to COVID-19
Rapid Response
Unemployment Insurance
Mass Workshare

LABOR MARKET INFO

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Mass Exec. Office of Labor and Workforce Development

OTHER

US Dept of Labor
Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce
Mass Business Portal
Central MASS Regional Planning Commission
Worcester Business Resource Alliance

JOB SEEKERS

(links to outside websites)

Connects job seekers to all employment opportunities listed at 30+ MassHire Career Centers.

Free mobile app connects job seekers quickly and efficiently with employers hiring now.

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

MassHire Career Center

CAREER PATHWAY GUIDE

Shows the local labor market for nine of Central Massachusetts’ largest industry/occupational pathways–features career pathway maps showing jobs at different levels of employment, average pay, and education requirements.

Open Guide PDF

PUBLIC HEALTH CAREERS

MedCerts

MedCerts: Online Career Training School: 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.

Resource Center for Direct Care Workers

Website for Direct Care Workers in Massachusetts, especially Homemakers and Personal Care Attendants (PCAs): Offers resources for job seekers and workforce professionals interested in direct care worker training, recruitment, and jobs.

YOUTH

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 students.

Connecting Activities

COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS

Links to outside websites.

10 College Application Tips You Need to Know (Campus Explorer)
Top 10 Tips for Exploring College Majors (College Express)
Admissions, Search, & Financial Aid Help (College Confidential)
The College Board
MassEdCo Educational Opportunity Center
Mefa: Top 10 FAFSA Filing Tips

YOUTH CAREER READINESS

Info and resources to prepare you for career success (links to outside websites).

Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success (US DOL)
Youth.Gov: Career Exploration & Skill Development
Lesson Plans: Career Readiness & Employability Skills
Ready by 21: Skills and Assets Needed for Readiness
Learning Resources Inc.: Workforce Readiness Skills
Commonwealth Corp: Signal Success and Empower Your Future curricula

JOB1 INITIATIVE

This work readiness and career pathway collaborative supports schools, workforce development programs, and businesses in Worcester County to prepare youth  (ages 16-21) for workplace success.

Job1

MASSHIRE YOUTH SERVICES

MassHire Central Career Centers offer extensive youth employment and training services.

Youth Services

YOUTHWORKS

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

YouthWorks

STEM INTERNSHIP DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE

Connects high school students with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to provide STEM education from highly qualified educators. Builds on the Mass STEM@Work Campaign. Watch our manufacturing industry intern promotional video.

STEM Internship Guide

YOUTH WORKING FORWARD

Created by Partnerships for a Skilled Workforce: Offers job search and readiness techniques for youth ages 16-24.

Young Adult Employment Initiative

WORKFORCE INNOVATION OPPORTUNITY ACT (WIOA)

Program helps out-of-school youth (ages 16 -24) find jobs, education, and career pathways (HiSET/GED prep, vocational/technical skills training, and post-secondary education and employment opportunities).

Mass DOE WIOA Info

MASSHIRE CAREER INFO SYSTEM

Occupational and educational info to help inform your career and school choices.

Mass CIS

REGIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING PROVIDERS

TRAINING PROVIDERS & SCHOOLS

Anna Maria College (Paxton)
Assabet Practical Nurse Program (Marlborough)
Assumption University (Worcester)
Bay Path University at Night
Blackstone Valley Chamber Education Hub
Blackstone Valley Regional Voc-Tech HS (Upton)
Clark University (Worcester)
College of the Holy Cross (Worcester)
Fitchburg State University
Grafton Job Corps (North Grafton)
MCPHS University (Worcester)
Mount Wachusett Community College (Gardner)
Nichols College (Dudley)
Quinsigamond Community College (Worcester)
Rob Roy Academy (Worcester)
Spa Tech Institute (Westboro)
Technology Learning Center Trade School (Oxford)
UMass Chan Medical School (Worcester)
University of Phoenix (Online)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester Public Schools Night Life Continuing Education
The Fieldstone School – Healthcare Training (Worcester)
Worcester Community Action Council Job & Education Center

CURRENT TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Human Services: Paid Training, Apprenticeships, & Jobs
Free Environmental Remediation Training (May & June 2022)
Free Nurses Assistant/Home Health Aide – QCC (eligibility requirements)
Free Biomanufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program
Free CDL-B Training for Qualifying Returning Citizens
Diesel Tech Training (Virtual & In-Person: Through Summer 22 [$])
Free HiSET/GED Prep (Training Resources of America, Inc.)
Free ESOL Classes (Training Resources of America, Inc.)
Free Adult HS Equivalent Diploma and ESOL Classes (Webster Adult Basic Education)
Free Health Career Development Program (Ages 17-24: The Fieldstone School)
Free Training for Ages 55+: How to Be a Remote Worker
Free Training and Support for People in Recovery
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