The overall youth goal for South Shore Workforce Investment Board (SSWIB) is to ensure that youth have the opportunity to complete, at minimum, a high school education level, and have access to training necessary to becoming part of the talent pipeline for local employers. The SSWIB provides guidance and resources to assist organizations that support at-risk youth stay enrolled in high school and help those who have dropped out reconnect to education and employment. Regional partners, including school districts, community-based organizations and state agencies convene to discuss appropriate interventions to help these youth. The SSWIB also provides oversight of federal and state grants awarded to local organizations.
The South Shore Workforce Investment Board is committed to serving the youth of our region. Our target audience is youth from age 14 through 21. Federal stimulus money allows us to work with youth through the age of 24. The WIB partners with local school districts, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Department of Career Services, Commonwealth Corporation, state agencies including the Department of Youth Services and the Department of Children and Families, and community-based organizations to assist youth in completing their secondary education and gain skills to be employable in today’s workforce.
The South Shore Workforce Investment Board is committed to supporting the goals of Pathways to Success by 21, a state-sponsored initiative to ensure that the most at-risk youth of the region have access to the services necessary to successfully transition into adulthood.
- For the South Shore Workforce Investment Board P-21 Strategic Plan, please CLICK HERE
Download the Youth Programs Overview PDF
Board Meeting Minutes PDFs
South Coastal Youth Indicators - Demographic, Socio-Economic, Schooling, and Labor MarketIndicators (WIB region)
Mass Youth Indicators - Demographic, Socio-Economic, Schooling, and Labor MarketIndicators (State)
Youth Development Indicators – state and WIB region
Youth Indicators Users Guide
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Work-Based Learning Plan
National Youth Development Information Center
National Youth Employment Coalition