The Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board charters and provides administrative oversight of the local One-Stop Career Center, CareerWorks, which is operated by the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute. CareerWorks offers job listings, career guidance, labor market information, training and education resources, and tools for job preparation. Resources available on site include computers with internet connections, printers, available telephones, fax machines, and copiers. All workshops and services are focused on assisting individuals through the job search process to compete in today’s job market.
Adult Job Seekers
BAWIB works to provide employers access to qualified workers by bringing training resources to the region and fostering collaborations for regional priorities. We also serve as ambassador for the MA Workforce Training fund and conduct training sessions for employers. An additional focus of the Board is to respond to the need for Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) resources into our region. Developing new strategies to build the capacity of the region, BAWIB has initiated a wide range of programming for ABE & ESOL residents.
The Youth One Stop Career Center, located at 34 School Street in Brockton, is a BAWIB- led initiative that offers universal access to a system of year-round workforce development programs for our region’s young people. The site functions as a hub of high-quality employment, training, and supportive services for 14-21 year-olds residing in the Brockton Service Delivery Area (SDA). YouthWorks collaborates with social service agencies and private-employer partners to ensure positive, measurable outcomes.