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Let’s Talk Workforce Resources to Help Your Business
September 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Middlesex 3 Coalition is bringing together (via Zoom) workforce development resources to help our area businesses. Please join us on Thursday, September 22nd at 10:00 AM as we discuss the programs, services, and grants available to help your business find and train employees.
The agenda will include updates and discussion on workforce resources
- Greg Bunn, Executive Director at MassHire of Metro South/West
- Kevin Coughlin, Executive Director at MassHire of Greater Lowell
- LZ Nunn, Executive Director at Project Learn
Additional Topics will include:
- Best practices on how to attract and retain Gen Zers
- Economic Development Updates from municipalities
Meeting Adjourns at 11:00 AM
Please RSVP below to receive Zoom log-in information.
MassHire connects businesses and jobseekers through a statewide network of employment professionals.
Businesses can post jobs, work with their local workforce board to identify training and training providers, and partner to create internship opportunities for local youth. MassHire is also a source for labor statistics for the region.
A nonprofit organization that believes every young person in Lowell deserves the opportunity to learn, succeed, and thrive. In addition to developing and funding innovative programs for Lowell students, Project LEARN also serves as Lowell Public Schools’ educational foundation.
In recent years, Project LEARN has helped to expose more than 2,800 Lowell High School students to career speakers; place 250 students in paid pre-professional internships; provide 475 students with intensive, hands-on learning in skills such as coding, computer-aided design (CAD), engineering, robotics and bioscience; and expand free early college programming to thousands of high school students, who have earned nearly 4,500 college credits, saving them and their families more than $1.1 million in tuition costs.
Project LEARN’s new Youth Innovation Space, on Prescott Street, creates opportunities for Lowell youth to imagine, design, and build new learning opportunities.
More specifically, our Youth Innovation Space programs provide:
– Real-world career exploration, skill-building, and work experiences, including job shadowing, career credentialing, and paid internship and apprenticeship opportunities.
– College, career, and life planning experiences for both youth and their families, including workshops on interview preparation, financial aid, and financial literacy.
– Meaningful connections to college and career professionals who can offer references, referrals, or pathways to higher education and employment.
– Authentic youth-leadership experiences that help students develop confidence, self-understanding, and practical skills that will empower them in all areas of work and life.