OUR INIITIATIVES

The MassHire Greater New Bedford Workforce Board is here to help job seekers, community partners, and businesses on the South Coast with workforce development needs. Our initiatives focus on supporting priority industries through the Southeastern Regional BluePrint.

We also support local workforce industries including the Blue Economy Marine and Maritime sectors, and burgeoning wind industry on the South Coast. We partner closely with regional schools, agencies, and businesses to support the workforce and economic health of the South Coast.

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Local 4-Year Plan

MassHire creates and sustains powerful connections between businesses and job seekers through a statewide network of employment professionals. MassHire envisions a better future for people and businesses of Massachusetts through meaningful work and sustainable growth. The organization serves businesses, job seekers, and the youth through several services, such as job matching, apprenticeships, occupational skills training, and job fairs.

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Manufacturing Strategic Plan for the Southeast Region
– MAKE IT in Massachusetts

This is a Statewide initiative lead by the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development. The goal of the Advanced Manufacturing Training Program is to create a fully coordinated manufacturing training system to meet the employment needs of manufacturers across the state. As part of this initiative, statewide meetings occurred monthly throughout the fiscal year.  Regions convened to discuss the 5 year plans and strategies with time to check in on the planning processes. Each region sent their Manufacturing Captain and additional representatives based off of responsibilities and content of the meeting.

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YouthWorks 2020-2021 Jobs for Youth Placed at Risk

From first jobs to leadership development, from skills training to career exploration, YouthWorks provides Massachusetts teens and young adults with a chance to work, learn and thrive. YouthWorks helps young people get the skills and experience needed to enter the workforce and to begin to design a path toward sustained success. For the past 19 years, income-eligible teens and young adults ages 14 to 21 from 31 cities across Massachusetts have taken part in one of the few state-funded youth employment programs in the country.

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