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The GLWIB has been certified by the MA Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development as of April 2014.

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2015 Connecting Activities Youth Job Fair

The Greater Lowell WIB's Connecting Activities program is hosting the annual Youth Job Fair at Lowell High School on April 30, 2015. Last year, 50 employers and more than 600 students/young adults participated in the event. Young adults should be prepared to meet employees face to face. Click here to view a PSA from employers on their expectations for students at the job fair. Additionally for employers interested in participating click here for more information.

Greater Lowell WIB 2015-16 Strategic Plan

The Greater Lowell Workforce Investment Board developed the 201-16 Strategic Plan through a planning process that began in the fall of 2014. The GLWIB conducted three sessions with the Strategic Planning Sub-committee to consider our vision, mission, and goals. We then established our strategies and initiatives to reach these goals. The process concluded with a presentation to the full Board in December 2014 at which time the plan was unanimously approved. To view the full plan click below:


WIOA Update

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law in July of 2014 and now begins the two year transition period. New regulations are expected to be published in April 2015. There will be many changes to streamline and improve the workforce development system and enhance the role of American Job Centers across the country.

The GLWIB will ensure that our partners and stakeholders are prepared for implementation of WIOA. To learn more about WIOA, please utilize the following resources:

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Young Adult Success Story: David Hol

David Hol doesn’t think he is a success story. “The story is still being told” he said. David, 25, is the son of Cambodian immigrants who came to the United States in the late 1970’s. In foster care or under state supervision from the age of five until his eighteenth birthday, his early life was a struggle. “My last foster family was the best, but I dropped out of high school.”

David didn’t give up on himself after he dropped out. He started looking for work to support himself and help others. He found his first summer job through the GLWIB and Career Center of Lowell Summer Jobs Program. Working with younger kids at the Boys & Girls Club or cleaning up the city for the Parks and Recreation Department, he learned the meaning of hard work and earning a paycheck.

To read David's Full Story, click here

 

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