Do you remember your first job? That feeling you had upon earning and receiving your fist paycheck? Did you spend it on an item you had been wanting for a long time or maybe you had to help put food on the table? Whether your first job was to earn extra spending money or to help your family, it was likely an experience you can still remember fondly.
Job1 is a year-round youth (16 – 21) workforce development initiative that provides a single point of contact for local businesses seeking youth ready to work. WCAC is proud to collaborate with the City of Worcester, the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Central MA Workforce Investment Board and the Central MA Youth Jobs Coalition to prepare the next generation of employees through professionally developed work readiness training, create career pathway opportunities for both youth and employers to effectively improve youth workforce development; making it easier for employers to connect with youth who are ready to work.
Using existing resources, such as state funded youth employment programs, YouthWorks and the Shannon Community Safety Initiative, partners are able to provide youth with professionally developed work readiness training and support throughout their employment.
Working with Job1 Partner Agencies, WCAC will help to create a professionally developed, standardized work readiness curriculum. Employers will come to know that “Job1 Youth Graduates” are skilled and ready to work!