The Metro North REB places a high priority on helping to ensure that local youth are well prepared with the skills, knowledge, and experience to enter into, and thrive in, the workforce, long into adulthood. Some of the REB’s youth-focused efforts include:
Metro North Youth Council
The Metro North Youth Council, which represents a wide range of business, community, and public interests, supports the development and implementation of effective workforce training programs. The council also serves as a catalyst to bring together public and private leaders from the local community to inform workforce policy and funding decisions that support sustainable employment opportunities for area youth. [Click here to read more about the Metro North Youth Council]
Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Program
Using funds provided by the Workforce Investment Act, the REB supports fourteen youth development programs throughout the year. The youth who participate in these programs (both in-school and out-of-school) receive a wide range of support and training services, including job counseling, educational services, and exposure to the workplace. [Click here to read more about the REB’s WIA Youth Programs]
Each Year, the Metro North YouthWorks summer employment program provides meaningful employment, support, and job counseling to youth in the cities of Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Revere and Somerville, where significant numbers of at-risk youth reside. [Click here to read more about the Metro North YouthWorks program].
Connecting Activities (CA) is an initiative of the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, in partnership with the Metro North REB and six local high schools. This year-round program, which serves the communities of Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Revere, Somerville, and Woburn, provides a wide range of workforce development services for both students and employers. [Click here to read more about Connecting Activities].