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Massachusetts Apprenticeship Initiative
The Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development was awarded a $2.9 million federal grant to expand apprenticeship opportunities in high-growth industries in Massachusetts. The American Apprenticeship Grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor, will enable the state to help 300 residents gain apprenticeship training in industries with a growing demand for new employee including healthcare, technology and advanced manufacturing.
4th Annual Nashoba Job Fair
On March 4, 2016, the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce in partnership with MA State Representatives Sheila Harrington and Jon Benson, will host the 4th Annual Nashoba Valley Job Fair at the Devens Common Center from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. There are 37 companies participating thus far. The Career Center of Lowell is a partner for the Job Fair, and conducting a “Preparing for a Job Fair” workshop on February 24, 2016 at 9 am. Select READ MORE to learn more. The event is free to attend you can register below.
GLWDB Connecting Activities Provides Career Workshops at Schools
The Greater Lowell Workforce Development Board’s Connecting Activities Program builds strong relationships with local businesses to prepare young adults for the workforce. Connecting Activities can conduct workshops at high schools in Greater Lowell featuring local employers to better prepare students for completing job applications, dressing for success, interview and career readiness skills.
For more information on the workshops or if you are interested in hosting a workshop at your high school, please click on READ MORE below.
Regional Roundtable of Wage Equality Best Practices
On November 10, 2015 the Greater Lowell Workforce Development Board participated in a Regional Roundtable on Wage Equality Best Practices presented by State Treasurer Deb Goldberg & the Office of Economic Development. As part of her leadership on the issue of wage equality Treasurer Deb Goldberg announced the creation of a new statewide Advisory Committee on Wage Equality, committed to developing innovative best practices and strategies to address the Commonwealth’s wage gap.
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Indiana Polanco Agueda is headed off to Middlesex Community College to study nursing, but this summer, as part of the GLWIB and Career Center of Lowell Youth Summer Jobs Program, she provided much needed support to the staff of the Career Center. Indiana provided assistance to staff in a number of ways: greeting and directing... View Article