We believe that ensuring our workforce stays strong for years to come begins with a solid foundation at a young age. We aim to help youth become valuable and self-reliant members of the community. Our partners at the Metro North Workforce Board provide tools to help youth stay competitive in the workforce and the insight and confidence they need to impress potential employers.


The Metro North Workforce Board provides one-on-one and group work-readiness and career development guidance to youth ages 14–24 who live in the Metro North Region. View the list below for services they can offer.

  • Career and Education Assessments that help solidify your future.
  • Job Search Tips that help get you noticed.
  • Job application guidance that helps to put your application in the YES pile.
  • Résumé and Cover Letter Writing assistance to help you catch an employer’s attention.
  • Interview Preparation and Mock Interviews to help you interview with confidence
  • Job postings and referrals to open positions.
  • Onsite recruitments and job fairs that put you face to face with hiring managers.
  • Helpful resources, articles and labor market statistics.
  • Access to Massachusetts Child Labor Laws, Youth Work Permit and Minimum Wage information.

Visit the Metro North Workforce Board website for more information.

Learn. Train.

Work. Earn.

We get it.  You’re ready for a change.

Whether that means a new career, finishing your diploma, or something in between, Job Corps can get you there.

Job Corps is unlike any other program because students will have the opportunity to continue their education by earning a high school diploma or High School Equivalency (HSE) if needed, train for a career in high-growth industries, and practice skills during internships with employers to gain real-life experiences.

In order to be eligible to attend Job Corps, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • 16-24 Years of Age
  • Signed Consent Form for Automatic Selective Service Registration
  • United States Citizen/United States National/Bring in proper documentation stating legal residency in the U.S.
  • Be Low Income (federal poverty guidelines)
  • Be an individual who is one or more of the following:
    • School Dropout/ GED or HSD Completer
    • Basic Skills Deficient
    • Homeless, Runaway, or Foster Child
    • A Parent

Visit the Jobcorp website

Building Brighter Futures Together 

YouthBuild champions today’s opportunity youth who aspire to improve their lives and communities but lack the knowledge, skills, and resources to reach their full potential. Through hundreds of YouthBuild programs in the United States and around the globe, these young people pursue their education, prepare for future careers, and grow into community leaders – building brighter futures for themselves, and their neighborhoods.

Visit the Just-A-Start Youthbuild website

Read about Youthbuild’s work in Quincy