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Out-of-School Programs

Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act

Funded by the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA), out-of-school services emphasize educational and career pathways training to youth ages 16-24 who are no longer in school.

Through a network of regional service providers, youth services offer participants access to the following components:

◦ Tutoring, Study Skills Activities

◦ Alternative Secondary School Activities

◦ Paid and Unpaid Work Experience

◦ Occupational Skills Training

◦ Education with Workforce Prep Activities

◦ Leadership Development

◦ Support Services

◦ Adult Mentoring

◦ Follow-up Services

◦ Guidance and Counseling

◦ Financial Literacy Training

◦ Entrepreneurial Skills Training

◦ Labor Market and Employment Information

◦ Post-secondary Education Preparation

Youth Opportunities Upheld (YOU): Culinary Arts, Health Care (CNA), Weatherization, High School Equivalency Preparation, Work Readiness Training, and Job Placement at the following locations:

Brookfield and Surrounding Towns - (508) 867-5800

Milford and Surrounding Towns - (508) 473-2178

Southbridge and Surrounding Towns - (508) 765-9102 x22

Whitinsville and Surrounding Towns – (508) 266-2125

Worcester and Surrounding Towns – (508) 849-5600 x397

Training Resources of America (TRA): Construction/Building Trades, Customer Service Training, Sales and Retail Management Training, High School Equivalency Preparation, Work Readiness Training, and Job placement at the following location:

Worcester and Surrounding Towns – (508) 753-2991

The Fieldstone School: Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)/Home Health Training, Post-secondary Exploration, Work Readiness Training, and Job Placement at the following location:

Worcester and Surrounding Towns – (508) 752-0778

Worcester Community Action Council (WCAC): High School Equivalency Preparation, Post-secondary Exploration, Work Readiness Training, and Job Placement at the following location:

Worcester and Surrounding Towns – (508) 754-1176

Workforce Central Career Center: The Individual Training Account offers a wide range of approved training programs. A few popular trainings attended by clients: Tractor Trailer Training, Certified Nurse Assistant, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Medical Assistant, and HVAC.

Career counseling, job assistance and 1 year of follow-up support available after training.

Program Eligibility Criteria: Proof of age (18+), work authorization, selective service compliant, and one of the following: economically disadvantaged, dislocated worker, target company lay-offs, or displaced homemakers.

Contract: 508-799-1600 x601

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