Program Details

PROGRAM: WORCESTER COMMUNITY ACTION COUNCIL INC
CONTACT: PRISCILLA HOLMES  Telephone: 508-754-1176 x169  Email: pholmes@wcac.net
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ABOUT US:

Website: http://www.wcac.net

WCAC is interested in recruiting additional employers for the Youth Business Advisory Board.

INITIATIVES:

JOB AND EDUCATION CENTER SERVICES

Job and Education Center (JEC) Services include pre-employment skills workshops, job placement assistance, computer training, financial literacy training, and mental health group counseling. Target population: out of school youth ages 17-24 years who are low income.

SAFE AND SUCCESSFUL YOUTH - WCAC

Safe and Successful Youth (SSY) is a partnership with the Worcester Police Department to provide pre-employment skills training and job placement assistance for 10-15 at-risk youth ages 17-24 years of age.

YOUTHWORKS

YouthWorks Summer Employment provides paid summer employment experiences, work readiness training, and MCAS tutoring for low-income, inner-city youth between the ages of 14-21 years with potential for full-time employment. Local organizations and businesses collaborate with WCAC to provided employment opportunities.

*SERVICE AREAS:

Greater Worcester - Yes
Blackstone Valley - No
Southern Worcester County - No

INDUSTRY SECTORS:

Construction/Facility Maintenance - Yes
Education - Yes
Government - Yes
Health Care - Yes
Human Services - Yes
Hospitality/Food Service - Yes
Information Technology (IT) - Yes
Manufacturing/Production - Yes
Office Administration (Non-Medical) - Yes
Retail - Yes

PARTICIPANT AGES:

14-16 - Yes
17-18 - Yes
19-21 - Yes
22-24 - Yes

*Greater Worcester (Worcester, Auburn, Boylston, Hardwick, Holden, Leicester, Millbury, New Braintree, Northboro, Oakham, Paxton, Rutland, Shrewsbury, Spencer, Westboro and West Boylston)
 Blackstone Valley (Hopedale, Blackstone, Douglas, Grafton, Mendon, Millville, Milford, Northbridge, Sutton, Upton and Uxbridge)
 Southern Worcester County (Southbridge, Brookfield, Charlton, Dudley, East Brookfield, North Brookfield, Oxford, Sturbridge, Warren, Webster and West Brookfield)

In Partnership With

Blackstone Valley Education Foundation • Bottom Line • Boys and Girls Club of Webster - Dudley • Center of Hope Foundation • City of Worcester Youth Opportunities Office • Colleges of Worcester Consortium • Grafton Job Corps • The Fieldstone School LLC • Training Resources of America Inc • United Way of Central Massachusetts • Worcester Community Action Council Inc • Worcester Interfaith • Worcester Public Schools • Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce • Worcester Youth Center • Workforce Central Career Center • Y.O.U. Inc

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