Located at 34 School St, Brockton, the Center for Workforce Development (CWD) helps complete the circle of public and private investments that are being developed to improve the economic and workforce environment of the City and surrounding communities. Serving as the training Center for the region, the CWD&I will provide opportunities for the businesses and job seekers to be trained for next generation jobs. On public transit and within walking distance of the commuter rail, CWD provides accessibility to downtown Brockton and the surrounding communities.  This project will augment the investment already made, adding to the renovation of the downtown area, and will provide programs and services to the businesses and residents.

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Facilities

CareerWorks Resource Room

CareerWorks resource room contains state-of-the-art technology staffed by experience professionals to help jump-start your job search. This space is free for members.

Their Resource Room contains:

  • State-of-the-art-computers
  • Reference Books
  • Internet Access
  • Company information
  • Community resources
  • High-capacity copy machine
  • Adaptive equipment for the disabled
  • Faxing services
  • On-site employer recruitments
  • Local “hot jobs” listings
  • Links to many on-line job hunting sites
  • Local labor market information

CareerWorks Employer Services

Employer Services department provides information on state services and assisting with job postings.

Boston Room

The Boston Room is primarily used for orientation which hosts the Career Center Seminar- workshop designed to provide all the information about the Career Center, including workshops, intensive services as well as labor market information.

Healthcare Lab

The Healthcare Training lab is designed for short term certificate programs in healthcare, such as Direct Care Worker, Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aid.  The lab has been equipped with full body mannequins, AED simulators and trainers along with supplies needed to deliver the training.  As an approved Red Cross Training Provider, we also conduct CPR & First Aid training to both adult and youth programs.

CareerWorks Computer Lab

This computer lab is a work based workshop including Excel I and II, MS Word Applying Online, Resume Builder, Mass Job Quest and Career Exploration “TORQ”.

YouthWorks One-Stop Career Center

The Youth One Stop Career Center assists young people to achieve their career goals by providing workshops, access to the Resource Room, and job placement assistance. The Resource Room is a computer lab for participants to work on their résumés, online job applications, school projects, etc. It also contains a “Hot Jobs Board” which has several youth-friendly job postings from local companies.

YouthWorks Business Hub

BAWIB is in the process of developing YouthWorks own Business Hub!  This collaborative workspace, will support young and emerging entrepreneurs by offering access to programming, community networking and the information and expertise needed to build successful businesses. As you can see this is a creative space that encourages movement and collaboration. The use of creative chairs, vibrant colors, multiple clocks and different tables styles should appeal to the creative minds of these young people and help pull out the innovative ideas they possess.  This is only the beginning, stay tuned for more to come

YouthWorks Computer Lab

BAWIB is in the process of developing YouthWorks own Business Hub!  This collaborative workspace, will support young and emerging entrepreneurs by offering access to programming, community networking and the information and expertise needed to build successful businesses. As you can see this is a creative space that encourages movement and collaboration. The use of creative chairs, vibrant colors, multiple clocks and different tables styles should appeal to the creative minds of these young people and help pull out the innovative ideas they possess.  This is only the beginning, stay tuned for more to come

Manufacturing IT Lab

A recent (December 2015) survey conducted on behalf of the five Workforce Investment Boards in Southeastern MA outlined the need for training in our region to fill immediate openings in Manufacturing.  The trainings identified by employers as being needed for new hires include shop math, blueprint reading, Quality Inspection, Lean/Continuous Improvement and Work Readiness. The design of this room and the equipment in it, focuses on provided state-of-the-art technology that can be utilized by the Manufacturing industry as well as the Information Technology field to continue to build their workforce.