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  Support at Every Stage in a Career  
Whether an individual is looking to change their career, upgrade their skills or is looking for a full or a part time job, the Career Center should be their first stop. Job fairs, workshops, on-line training, access to job listings and use of the computers and copiers in the resource room are among the free services available at the Career Centers.

Access to education and training is key to building a strong, flexible work that can meet the needs of a changing economy. The SSWIB seeks to maximize opportunities for individuals and businesses through federal and state grants and creating partnerships with a wide variety of training and educational institutions. Employers can access the Workforce Training Fund (WTF) to train new and current employees on skills and competencies that are unique to their business needs.


Key Resources
Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development
Commonwealth Corporation
South Shore Career Centers
Massachusetts Workforce Board Association

Local Resources
Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce
Quincy Chamber of Commerce
South Shore Chamber of Commerce

State, Federal and Private
Department of Housing and Community Development
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Donahue Institute, University of Massachusetts
Massachusetts Department of Career Services
Massachusetts Department of Children and Families
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Massachusetts Department of Youth Services
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
National Youth Employment Coalition
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy

Regional Colleges & Universities
Boston College Center for Work and Family
Bridgewater State University
Cape Cod Community College
Curry College
Eastern Nazarene College
Massachusetts Bay Community College
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Massasoit Community College
Quincy College
University of Massachusetts, Boston
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

SSWIB Documents + Related Resources

Board Meeting Minutes PDFs

Workforce Training Fund Program:
The Workforce Training Fund Program (WTFP) provides Massachusetts businesses with the resources needed to invest in workforce development, improve employee skills, and maintain the economic strength and viability of the Commonwealth's businesses.

Training grants of up to $250,000 are available for: ESOL, Lean/Continuous Process Improvement, Six-Sigma, Adult Basic Education, Software and IT Skills, Project Management, Sales, CNC, Customer Service, Leadership and Management Skills, ISO, and many more.

There are 4 different grant programs: DOWNLOAD WTFP GRANT MENU (PDF)
General Program
Express Program
Regional Training Capacity
 Pilot Program

Technical Assistance Grants

Workplace Safety Training Grant: The Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) awards up to $25,000.00 to various organizations to fund workplace safety training. Eligible employers within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts covered by the Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Law (MGL CH. 152) may qualify for funding. Learn more here. VIEW SITE

Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC): Employers can receive a Federal Tax Credit of up to $9,600 for each new hire that meets specified criteria. View complete details here.VIEW SITE

Training Opportunities for Adults: The South Shore region brings opportunities to adults seeking to upgrade their education and improve their marketable skills.






Career Centers:
Plymouth Career Center
Quincy Career Center

The South Shore Workforce Investment Board is located at:
15 Cottage Avenue, Ste. 302
Quincy, MA 02169
Tel: 617-328-7001
Fax: 617-328-7381