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The South Shore Workforce Investment Board (SSWIB) aims to ensure that youth in our region have the opportunity to complete, at minimum, a high school education level, and that they have access to the post-secondary training necessary to become part of the talent pipeline for local employers.

The SSWIB provides guidance and resources to assist organizations as they support at-risk youth and encourage them to stay enrolled or re-connect with secondary school and help reduce barriers to employment. Regional partners, including school districts, community-based organizations and state agencies convene to discuss appropriate interventions to help these youth. The SSWIB also provides oversight of federal and state grants related to youth workforce issues that are awarded to local organizations.

Our target audience is youth from age 14 through 21, though some programming allows us to serve young adults up to age 24. The SSWIB partners with local school districts, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Department of Career Services, Commonwealth Corporation, state agencies including the Department of Youth Services and the Department of Children and Families and community-based organizations to help youth become employable in today’s workforce.

Please see our Youth Services Overview for more details about the programs that we are associated with:
Download the Youth Programs Overview PDF


Board Meeting Minutes PDFs

The South Shore Workforce Investment Board is committed to supporting the goals of Pathways to Success by 21, a state-sponsored initiative to ensure that the most at-risk youth of the region have access to the services necessary to successfully transition into adulthood.

  • For the South Shore Workforce Investment Board P-21 Strategic Plan, please CLICK HERE

Youth Indicators
South Coastal Youth Indicators - Demographic, Socio-Economic, Schooling, and Labor MarketIndicators (WIB region)

Mass Youth Indicators - Demographic, Socio-Economic, Schooling, and Labor MarketIndicators (State)

Youth Development Indicators – state and WIB region

Youth Indicators Users Guide

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Connecting Activities
Work-Based Learning Plan
National Youth Development Information Center
National Youth Employment Coalition


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