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The South Shore Workforce Investment Board Youth Council is comprised of education professionals, public administrators, community leaders, employers, parents, youth and others who have a special interest or expertise in serving the needs of local youth. The purpose of the Youth Council is to advise the South Shore WIB of youth issues, needs and opportunities.

Youth Council Mission
The Youth Council of the South Shore Workforce Investment Board will address, through cooperative efforts, the development of a system of programs and services that respond to the needs of the regionís youth. The Youth Council is the conduit, facilitator and broker of initiatives in the South Shore region directed at expanding the youth development system in order to improve social development, work training and life skills.

The role of the Youth Council includes:

  • Developing and recommending youth employment and training policies
  • Recommending eligible youth service providers
  • Providing oversight of grants awarded to youth service providers
  • Assisting in the development of a regional plan addressing youth
  • Creating collaborations across the region
  • Promoting youth workforce initiatives

Meeting Schedule


  • September 11, 2015 (Quincy)
  • December 11, 2015 (Plymouth)
  • March 11, 2016 (TBA)
  • June 10, 2016 (TBA)


  • September 12, 2014 (Milton)
  • December 12, 2014 (Kingston)
  • March 13, 2015 (Braintree)
  • June 12, 2015 (Hull)


  • October 4, 2013 (Rockland)
  • December 13, 2013 (Randolph)
  • March 14, 2014 (Plymouth)
  • June 13, 2014 (Quincy)


  • September 11, 2012 (Plymouth)
  • November 13, 2012 (Quincy)
  • March 12, 2013 (Plymouth)
  • May 14, 2013 (Quincy)


  • October 18, 2011 (Quincy)
  • February 14, 2012 (Kingston)
  • April 10, 2012 (Quincy)
  • June 14, 2012 (Hingham)

Current Youth Council Members

Cynthia Page, Chair, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton *
William Brennan, Quincy College *
Jean Brewster, Greater Youth Resource Services, Inc.
Amy Chenette, Department of Children and Families
Michael Deady, Department of Children and Families
Justin Desmond, District Council 35 Painters and Allied Trades
Earl Fay, Father Billís & MainSpring
Vinny Harte, Wellspring Multi-Service Center
Aundrea Kelley, Quincy College
John Kenny, Marshfield Public Schools
Edwin Lofgren, 3A Marine Service, Inc.
Garreth Lynch, Boys and Girls Club of Plymouth
Kevin Madden, South Coastal Career Development Administration *
Vicki McCarthy, Milton Youth Office
Deborah Monopoli, The Arc of Greater Plymouth
Melissa Pond, City of Quincy
Julie Proud-Ray, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission *
Donna Lee Robertson, Parent
Keith Segalla, Quincy Public Schools
Mary Severy, Plymouth Housing Authority
Nate Stowell, Training Resources of America
Elijah Wilkerson, Job Corps, Boston/Northeast

* Voting Members of the LWIB


Workforce Training Fund Program:
The Workforce Training Fund Program (WTFP) provides Massachusetts businesses with the resources needed to invest in workforce development, improve employee skills, and maintain the economic strength and viability of the Commonwealth's businesses.

Training grants of up to $250,000 are available for: ESOL, Lean/Continuous Process Improvement, Six-Sigma, Adult Basic Education, Software and IT Skills, Project Management, Sales, CNC, Customer Service, Leadership and Management Skills, ISO, and many more.

There are 4 different grant programs: DOWNLOAD WTFP GRANT MENU (PDF)
General Program
Express Program
Regional Training Capacity
 Pilot Program

Technical Assistance Grants

Workplace Safety Training Grant: The Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) awards up to $25,000.00 to various organizations to fund workplace safety training. Eligible employers within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts covered by the Massachusetts Workersí Compensation Law (MGL CH. 152) may qualify for funding. Learn more here. VIEW SITE

Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC): Employers can receive a Federal Tax Credit of up to $9,600 for each new hire that meets specified criteria. View complete details here.VIEW SITE

Training Opportunities for Adults: The South Shore region brings opportunities to adults seeking to upgrade their education and improve their marketable skills.






Career Centers:
Plymouth Career Center
Quincy Career Center

The South Shore Workforce Investment Board is located at:
15 Cottage Avenue, Ste. 302
Quincy, MA 02169
Tel: 617-328-7001
Fax: 617-328-7381