Boston– The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development has awarded the Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board a grant for $97,767.00 as part of a competitive application process for the YouthWorks Year-Round 2018-2019 programs. This YouthWorks grant funds youth training programs that offer short-term occupational skill building, which can enhance job seeking prospects for teens and young adults.

“Providing the opportunity for our youths to learn the tools necessary to succeed does not come easy.” said Senator Michael D. Brady(D-Brockton). “I am excited to see a great program like the Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board receive the support they deserve.”

The Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board will be using these grant funds to support a training program for participants, ages 17-21, with entry level financial services training and work experience. Participants will earn the American Banking Association and the RMA Credit Analysis Certificate, Credit Essentials Certificate, and Operational Risk Management Fundamentals Certificate. Additionally participants will complete 100 hours of subsidized work experience in a bank or financial services setting.

“YouthWorks is an incredible program which teaches young adults crucial skills to use in the workforce. It is important we continue to invest in our youth, so I am thankful Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board was able to receive this grant,” said Representative Gerry Cassidy (D- Brockton).

“I am pleased that Brockton was able to secure a YouthWorks grant. This grant will increase access to workforce training and employment opportunities for our young adults in Brockton,” said RepresentativeClaire Cronin (D-Brockton). 

The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development manages the Commonwealth’s workforce development and labor departments to ensure that workers, employers, and the unemployed have the tools and training needed to succeed in the Massachusetts economy.

“I always advise young people to pursue business and finance in secondary education” said Representative DuBois (D- Brockton). “I am pleased this advocacy on the state level has manifested into this state grant that will allow the BAWIB to offer opportunities to youth groups in the community.”

To learn more about the YouthWorks program, please visit contact the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, at (617)-626-7122. You can also reach out to your local office using the link provided