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  Youth Programs Overview FY16  

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Workforce Investment Act (WIOA)
Program description:
High school diploma or Hi-SET program, including employment and/or enrollment in post-secondary education
Eligibility guidelines:
Age: 14-21 (in-school), 16-24 (out-of-school).
In school youth at risk of dropping out or out-of-school youth who have dropped out of school or who require additional assistance to obtain employment
FY16 program providers:
Quincy Evening High School, Training Resources of America, Wellspring Multiservice Center, Plymouth Boys and Girls Club
Program dates:
July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016
# of openings:
Determined by program provider; see “FY16 Youth Programs in South Shore WIB Region,” below.


Connecting Activities
Program description:
High school work readiness program supporting the Commonwealth of Massachusetts College and Career Readiness initiative. Uses the Massachusetts Work-Based Learning Plan to provide structured work-based learning experiences. Also supports a range of activities beyond work experiences, including job shadow days, career days, guest speaker programs, workshops, teacher externships and other career development activities.
Eligibility guidelines:
High school students in selected communities
Program locations:
High schools in the following districts: Middleboro, Weymouth, Quincy and Randolph


Year-Round YouthWorks Employment Program
Program description:
Late winter to spring employment program for youth who reside in Quincy, Randolph or Weymouth.
Eligibility guidelines:
Age 17-21; Family income must not exceed 200% of the federal poverty guidelines; includes youth eligible for free or reduced lunch; additional barrier preferred.
Program dates:
March through May 2016
# of openings:
22


Summer YouthWorks Employment Program
Program description:
Summer subsidized employment program for youth who reside in areas targeted by funder
Eligibility guidelines:
Age 14-21; Family income must not exceed 185% of the federal poverty guidelines; includes youth eligible for free or reduced lunch; additional barrier preferred.
Program dates:
July through August 2016
# of openings:
TBD


FY16 Youth Programs in the South Shore WIB (SSWIB) Region
Program Name
Brief
Program Description
Funding Source
Age Range
Eligibility Guidelines
Target Audience
# of
Slots

Plymouth Boys and Girls Club

Hi-SET and employment/post-secondary education preparation program for youth and young adults

(Workforce Investment and Opportunities Act) WIOA

16-24

Varies. Contact for details.

Youth who have dropped out of high school or need additional support to gain employment, resident of any SSWIB region city or town

22

Quincy Evening High School

Credit recovery program for Quincy youth who have dropped out, resulting in high school diploma and employment/ post-secondary education

WIOA

16-21

Low income with additional barrier

Quincy youth who have dropped out of high school

45

Training Resources of America, Quincy

Hi-SET and employment/post-secondary education preparation program for youth and young adults

WIOA

16-24

Varies. Contact for details.

Youth who have dropped out of high school or need additional support to gain employment, resident of any SSWIB region city or town

16

Wellspring Multiservice Center, Hull

Hi-SET and employment/post-secondary education preparation program for youth and young adults

WIOA

16-24

Varies. Contact for details.

Youth who have dropped out of high school or need additional support to gain employment, resident of any SSWIB region city or town

22

Connecting Activities

Group and individual work readiness and job placement services for students who are enrolled in high school with focus on those who are academically at-risk

MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

14-22

No eligibility factors present, but focus on academically at-risk

Youth enrolled in high school in the following cities/towns:
Hull, Middleboro, Quincy, Randolph, Weymouth

Goals vary

Year-Round YouthWorks
January – May

Six- to eight-week subsidized employment program for low-income older youth

Commonwealth Corporation

17-21

Family income must not exceed 200% of the federal poverty guidelines; includes youth eligible for free or reduced lunch; additional barrier preferred

Residents of Randolph who meet the eligibility guidelines

22

Summer YouthWorks
July – August

Six- to eight-week subsidized youth employment program

Commonwealth Corporation

14-21

Family income must not exceed 185% of the federal poverty guidelines; includes youth eligible for free or reduced lunch; additional barrier preferred

TBD for FY16

TBD for FY16

     
 
   
     
 
INITIATIVES
   
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.
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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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