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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.

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

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

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


Newsletter promo - SEPTEMBER 2015
  PDF Grow your business by providing on-site English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) training to your workers! The English Works Campaign, The South Shore Workforce Investment Board, and the Commonwealth Corporation are teaming up with the Quincy Center for Innovation to offer a FREE business information session on the Workforce Training Fund Program (WTFP), a state funding source that provides matching training grants to eligible MA businesses. Learn about the WTFP and how you can apply for grants to train workers in ESOL, production methods, new technologies, and virtually any kind of training they need to strengthen your business. To sign up, visit the event site, or contact Fernando Martinez by phone (617) 982-6864 or email. VIEW FLYER (PDF)
  PDF SSWIB announces Paid Teacher Externships Earn cash while updating your curriculum. Spend time outside of the classroom refreshing your skills. Bring the “real world” to your students. Applications will be accepted between October 15, 2015 and November 13, 2015. VIEW DETAILS AND APPLICATION (ZIPPED DOC)
  PDF Board Member Cindy Page receives SSWIB award
SSWIB recognizes Board Member Cindy Page VIEW PRESS RELEASE (PDF)
  PDF SSWIB Regional Resource Guide April 2015 VIEW Resource Guide (PDF)
  PDF Mass Bizworks Resource material for Businesses / Employers / Job seekers VIEW Resource Guide (PDF) VIEW Resource Card (PDF)
    SSWIB – Board member awards SSWIB board member Brilene Faherty of Weymouth, a Financial Specialist with The Bulfinch Group in Rockland, was recently honored by South Shore Stars as a winner of their annual 40 Under 40 competition. VIEW DETAILS
  PDF Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) signed into law on July 22, 2014 by President Barack Obama. VIEW DETAILS (PDF)
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 Workers’ 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