For Young People

Feel Stuck? Learn New Skills!

Get your HiSET/GED

We don’t all follow the same path to success and sometimes the road is curvy.  Maybe you are ready now for a new start. We might have supports that will work for you.

In addition to obtaining your high school equivalency credential, our HiSET programs will also help you find employment and get ready for the workforce.  We currently have sites at Training Resources of America in Quincy, Wellspring Multiservice Center in Hull and at the Plymouth Boys and Girls Club. If those locations don’t suit you, look at this listing for other GED/HiSET programs in Massachusetts:   Click Here!

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Have Your High School Credentials But Looking for the Next Steps?

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Interested in a career in the construction trades? Look at information about Union Apprenticeships hereThese jobs pay very well and offer great benefits.

You might be eligible for Individual Training funds available at your local career center.  Training programs there vary from computer programming to nursing to truck driving. 

Click here for contact information at the South Shore Career Centers.

Explore Careers!

Here are some websites that will help you define your interests and strengths and suggest in demand jobs:

My Next Move

Career One Stop

Mass Career Information System

You can also check out our Youth Blueprint. This will tell you which jobs are hot right here on the South Shore and how much you might get paid.

Click here to download the Youth Blueprint!

 

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Find a Job!

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Need some help finding or getting a job?

Make a resume and cover letter and prepare for an interview

Check out some basic ideas by downloading the Youth Employment Guide here!

Use your network! Most people find jobs through connections. Tell everyone you know that you are looking for a job. This means your friends. Aunt Susie, your neighbors and even your dentist! You never know who might have a job lead for you.

Here is the website of your dreams: IT HAS A RESUME WIZARD!

In just a few minutes you can have a professional looking resume and cover letter. This is an amazing website. Spend time here and get work-ready!

Click here for the Youth Working Forward Website

We post jobs frequently that appeal to young people on our Facebook page.

Follow our South Shore Youth Career Zone Facebook page.   

Meet with a Youth Counselor at A Career Center

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You can sit with a Youth Counselor at one of the career centers and they will help guide you in your career planning. 

Make an appointment with:

Denise Perrault –Youth Counselor
dperrault@pqcc.org

Plymouth Career Center
36 Cordage Park Circle
Suite 200
Plymouth, MA 02360
(508) 732-5316

Deb LaFavre- Youth Employment Specialist
dlafavre@pqcc.org

Quincy Career Center
152 Parkingway
Quincy, MA 02169
(617) 745-4052