Working Cities Worcester

Working Cities Worcester (WCW) will convene and inspire workers, employers, government, universities, nonprofits, and communities to create equitable short- and long-term opportunities in employment in the local food service economy to uplift individuals and communities from poverty, with livable wages. The initiative will: (1) provide workforce training and career paths for disadvantaged workers in cooperation with local employers; (2) increase career opportunities and operational support for ethnic food vendors and retailers in disadvantaged neighborhoods; and (3) create a learning community to ensure workforce development is a strategic priority in the local food service economy as well as a key item on the economic policy agenda for the City of Worcester.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Interested in a career in the healthcare field? Learn about a FREE employment training program that will help prepare you for a career as a Nursing Assistant or Home Health Aide. Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Quinsigamond Community College, 25 Federal Street, Worcester. Training program will run from October 1st – December 1st. For additional info call 508-868-3461 or download the flyer below.


Interested in a career in the culinary field? Check out this FREE 3-week Culinary Job Training! Training will take place weekdays from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Worcester Senior Center, 128 Providence Street, Worcester October 22nd – November 2nd, followed by a week of BOUNCE training November 5th – 9th at the Workforce Central Career Center, 340 Main Street, Worcester. Open to Worcester residents ages 18+  Download flyer below or contact Jenna Wills at 507-754-1176 x169 for further details.

Core Partners: City of Worcester, Clark University, Worcester Public Schools, Regional Environmental Council, Workforce Investment Board, Latino Education Institute, Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, Sodexo, and Chartwells.

For more information about the Working Cities Worcester Initiative, contact Initiative Director, Jenna Wills at 508-754-1176 ext. 169

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