The Central Workforce Development Board Story

We believe keeping our workforce strong for years to come begins with a solid foundation. We aim to help youth become valuable, self-reliant members of our community by offering career readiness, occupational skills training, job search and placement services. We oversee a variety of programs that help ensure youth have the skills and training to successfully transition into adulthood, funded by: the US Department of Labor’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) out-of-school program for youth ages 16-24, the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s School to Career Connecting Activities program for high school students, and the YouthWorks program funded through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and administered statewide by the Commonwealth Corporation.  Youth services are also delivered through the MassHire Worcester and Southbridge Career Centers, who provide tools to instill confidence, help youth stay competitive in the workforce and impress potential employers.


We offer programs to help connect youth with the help they need to prepare themselves for a successful future in the Massachusetts workforce. Learn more below.



Our Career Center team will provide tools to help you stay competitive in the workforce and the insight and confidence you need to impress potential employers. See below for a list of some of the services available to you.

  • Career and Education Guidance that help solidify your future.
  • Job Search Tips that help get you noticed.
  • Job application guidance.
  • Résumé and Cover Letter Writing assistance to help you catch an employer’s attention.
  • Interview Preparation and Mock Interviews to help you interview with confidence
  • Job postings and referrals to open positions.
  • Onsite recruitments and job fairs that put you face to face with hiring managers.
  • Helpful resources, articles and labor market statistics.
  • Access to Massachusetts Child Labor Laws, Youth Work Permit and Minimum Wage information.

Contact us with any questions you may have.

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