MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center has partnered with Commonwealth Corporation to offer YouthWorks Year-Round.
YouthWorks is a state-funded youth employment program that helps teens and young adults get the skills and experience needed to find and keep jobs. Participants take part in paid short-term work placements during the summer and/or school year at public, private and nonprofit worksites.
Participants also receive training in core soft skills so they can practice professional behaviors and learn how to relate to supervisors and co-workers at their worksites. And they learn how to take the next steps in their education and career pathways. All YouthWorks programs use the Signal Success curriculum to help young people learn and practice the skills that matter at work, at school, and in life.
More information about Commonwealth Corporation and youthworks can be found here
Our YouthWorks program will have 24 seats during the Summer (June-Sep) for youth ages 16-21.
Youth will engage in Signal Success Job Readiness Skills training and participate in paid work- based learning experiences that will take place at in-person work sites
We will also have approximately 4-5 Peer Leader positions available for returning YouthWorks participants.
Depending on tier and level of commitment youth will have the opportunity to participate in:
Signal Success Career Readiness
Sector-aligned project-based learning incentives
Micro Career Pathway Courses
Peer Leadership opportunities
Subsidized Work Placements
Regular participants will earn $15/hour
Peer leaders will earn $17/ hour
Internship placements will go from 7/5/22-8/26/22
All participants will be required to engage in 15 program hours per week
If you are a youth who is interested in participating in this program please complete the application by clicking the link below: