INVEST IN OUR FUTURE
WORKFORCE

“For teens, early work experiences play a significant role in their transition to adulthood, by building their sense of self-esteem and independence; allowing them to contribute to their household income and introducing them to both experiences and role models that may shape the way they think about their futures.

By introducing young people to a profession, employers can begin the process of building an industry pipeline. The result can be a workplace with increased morale and a greater diversity of skills, perspectives and backgrounds.”

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

Our team is always interested in connecting with businesses. Our programs are flexible and can be conducted virtually or in-person.

Provide a work experience or internship**

• Work experiences can be paid or unpaid. They can vary in hours and duration to accommodate the needs of your business.

• Internships tend to have a set schedule and duration and often align with a young person’s career interests.

**MassHire may have funding to help subsidize.

Host a Job Shadow or Company Tour

• Invite a youth to shadow you in your workplace, virtually or in-person. This provides an opportunity for a youth to experience a day in the life of your industry.

• Show off your place of business and highlight the types of jobs available there

Be a Guest Speaker

Inspire a young person by sharing your personal journey.

Join a Career Fair

Represent your business or industry at local schools and community events.

Participate in a Job Fair

Recruit young adults to fill your open positions.

Conduct a Mock Interview

Help teens hone their interview skills.

Please consider sponsoring a summer job placement or other donation.

Fund a structured summer employment opportunity for a local teen at a local non-profit Commitment: $1,500

INTERESTED IN SPONSORING A WORK
EXPERIENCE FOR A YOUNG PERSON?

Please contact:

India Gerald – Manager of Youth Services
MassHire South Shore Workforce Board

Email: igerald@masshiresouthshorewb.com

15 Cottage Avenue Suite 302
Quincy, MA 02169
(617) 934-4854

Our team is always interested in connecting with businesses who would like to host youth for internships or job shadows. Additionally, we receive requests from local high schools asking that we link them with professionals to speak about their career path. Our programs are flexible and can be conducted both virtually or onsite.

Below is a list of local businesses who have supported our youth programming: