Program Details

PROGRAM: WORCESTER YOUTH CENTER
CONTACT: HILDA RAMIREZ  Telephone: 508-791-4702  Email: hramirez@worcesteryouthcenter.org
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ABOUT US:

Website: http://www.worcesteryouthcenter.org

INITIATIVES:

COOKING UP A CAREER

Cooking up a Career is a partnership among Worcester Youth Center and Quinsigammond CC to prepare young adults ages 17-24, to enter the food preparation workforce within the Hospitality industry.

GAME FOR SUCCESS

Game for Success is a 22 week pre-employment program in partnership with Department of youth services and Becker College to introduce youth to the Gaming industry with work readiness training, vocational training and internships.

SAFE AND SUCCESSFUL YOUTH - YOUTH CENTER

Safe and Successful Youth Initiative supports the provision of a three step series of programs to include case management, vocational training, and internships and employment for disconnected youth ages 18-24.

*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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