FIND THE RIGHT RESOURCE

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

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 & TechBOOST
Explore Apprenticeships in Massachusetts

LAYOFF AVERSION

Resources to help you when times get tough.

Benefit Programs Related to COVID-19
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

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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JobGet: Free mobile app connects job seekers quickly and efficiently with employers seeking to hire now.

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MASSHIRE JOB SEEKER SERVICES

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

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CAREER PATHWAY GUIDE

Guide for youth and adult job seekers illuminates the local labor market for nine of Central Massachusetts’ largest industry/occupational pathways. It features career pathway maps showing jobs at different levels of employment within these industries along with 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: 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.

FOR 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.

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COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS

Explore college and 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)
Resources from The College Board
MassEdCo Educational Opportunity Center
Mefa’s Top 10 Tips for Filing the FAFSA

YOUTH CAREER READINESS

Links to info and resources that will help prepare you for career success.

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 Corporation: Signal Success and Empower Your Future curricula

JOB1 INITIATIVE

A work readiness and career pathway collaborative that supports schools, workforce development programs, and businesses in  Worcester County to prepare youth for workplace success.

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MASSHIRE YOUTH SERVICES

The MassHire Central Career Center provides employment and training information and services to help youth achieve 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. Youth participate 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

Connects high school students with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to ensure they get comprehensive STEM education from highly qualified educators so they are informed and prepared to pursue post-secondary degrees or careers.  This grant opportunity builds on the MA STEM@Work Campaign. Watch our manufacturing industry intern promotional video.

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YOUTH WORKING FORWARD

Created by Partnerships for a Skilled Workforce, this website offers job search and readiness techniques for youth ages 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 HiSET/GED prep, occupation/technical skills training, and post-secondary education and employment opportunities.

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MASSHIRE CAREER INFORMATION SYSTEM

Occupational and educational resources to help you make more informed career and school choices.

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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 of Commerce EdHub
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)
Salter College (West Boylston)
Spa Tech Institute (Westboro)
Technology Learning Center Trade School (Oxford)
UMass 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

Addictions Recovery Coach Training (Virtual: Oct – Dec 21 [$])
Diesel Technology Training (Virtual & In-Person: Fall 21 – Summer 22 [$])
Free ESOL Classes (Training Resources of America, Inc.)
Free Health Career Development Program (Ages 17-24: The Fieldstone School)
Free training for ages 55+ Learn To Be A Remote Worker
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