Job & Education Center (JEC)
Harnessing the vision of a positive youth development framework, WCAC’s Job & Education Center (JEC), located on the second floor of the Denholm Building, 484 Main Street, in downtown Worcester, provides space for young people to explore and develop their potential. Taking into consideration numerous systemic obstacles, individualized attention is given to each participant to reach economic self-sufficiency through three key avenues:
NOW RECRUITING YOUTH FOR SUMMER 2022!
YouthWorks is a state-funded youth employment program that helps teens and young adults develop skills and experience needed to find and keep jobs. Participants take part in paid short-term work placements during the summer at public, private, and nonprofit work sites. As part of the program, they receive training in core soft skills, practice professional behavior and learn how to work effectively with supervisors, co-workers and customers at their work sites. They also learn how to take the next steps in their education and career pathways.
WCAC will host a 7-week YouthWorks summer program, serving youth up to the age of 24! It will take place from June 27th-August 12th.
DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR SUMMER 2022 HAS PASSED.
NOW RECRUITING EMPLOYMENT PARTNERS!
CALLING ALL EMPLOYERS! WCAC’s JEC is also presently recruiting employment partners to host youth workers for year round employment.
The application takes 15-20 minutes to complete and allows employers to provide hiring requirements and position duties within the job description piece to help WCAC to better support them.