The purpose of the Job1 Initiative is to increase the amount of workplace-based, hands-on learning that young people receive so that they are better prepared to enter the job market as adults. This will ensure a strong local workforce for the future of our region’s economy.

Our Job1 Initiative is working to:

  1. Increase the number of businesses that HIRE a youth directly, HOST a student intern or subsidized youth employment program participant or HELP by donating funding to support subsidized youth placements.
  2. Build support for public youth employment and school-to-career programs among elected officials and the general public.
  3. Identify and advocate for additional resources for youth employment and school-to-career programs and policy changes where appropriate.
  4. Utilize employer placement referrals and private sector donations for youth employment and school-to-career programming.
  5. Share youth employment and school-to-career programming best practices among Job1 partners to help maximize resources and improve services/outcomes.
  6. Advise the CMWIB Youth Workforce Investment Council and the North Central Youth Employment Collaborative as to the best way to utilize public youth employment funding.

Interested in becoming a Job1 Partner? It's EASY and FREE. Simply download the Job1 Partner Memoranda of Understanding (MOU), sign and return it to us at Our staff will review your application and contact you to get your organization set up as a Job1 Partner.

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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