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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.

P21
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

RESOURCES

Download the Youth Programs Overview PDF
Board Meeting Minutes PDFs

Youth Indicators
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

Links
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Connecting Activities
Work-Based Learning Plan
National Youth Development Information Center
National Youth Employment Coalition

 

     
WHAT'S NEW  
 
  PDF South Shore Workforce Investment Board Announces Daniel Totten as new Director of Operations VIEW PRESS RELEASE (PDF)
   
     
  PDF Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) signed into law on July 22, 2014 by President Barack Obama. VIEW DETAILS (PDF)
   
     
    Governor Patrick visits South Shore Career Center
Gov. Patrick visits South Shore Career Center - Quincy The above picture features (left to right): Joyce Livramento-Young (SSWIB, Executive Director), Don Uvanitte (SSWIB, Chair), Gov. Deval Patrick, Mayor Thomas Koch, Kevin Madden (SCCDA, Executive Director) VIEW ARTICLE
   
     
  PDF South Shore Cities & Towns Resource Book VIEW RESOURCE BOOK (PDF)
   
     
    Hiring Incentive Training Grant (HITG) - Increased incentives for companies hiring Veterans and long-term unemployed The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development is pleased to announce it has more than doubled cash grants available to employers hiring Massachusetts residents who have been unemployed for 6 months or more, or Massachusetts veterans (regardless of length of unemployment). Increased grant funding is available through the state’s Hiring Incentive Training Grant (HITG). FAQs and other relevant materials are available at: www.mass.gov/hiringgrant. VIEW SITE
   
     
    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 Workers’ Compensation Law (MGL CH. 152) may qualify for funding. Learn more here. VIEW SITE
   
     
 
INITIATIVES
   
Workforce Training Fund Program:
– High Level Overview: The Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Program (WTFP) is a state-funded program, financed by Massachusetts businesses, for the purpose of providing resources to employers to better train Massachusetts workers. VIEW FAQs (PDF)

– Program Grants: The Massachusetts WTFP is now available to assist Massachusetts businesses in training their workers and any new hires. The South Shore Workforce Investment Board is always available to answer questions and to assist businesses interested in applying for a WTFP Grant. For updated information about the grants, including a rolling application process for the General Grants, visit: www.mass.gov/wtfp VIEW SITE

Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC): Employers can receive a WOTC of up to $2,400 of each new hire starting before September 1, 2011 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.
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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
www.southshorewib.org
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