HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY & GED PROGRAMS
The MassHire Berkshire Career Center assists youth with tutoring and study skills training, high school credential preparation, HiSET alternative secondary school services and GED, or drop out recovery services, leadership development and peer centered activities. Support services and comprehensive guidance is available.
YOUNG PARENT PROGRAM (YPP)
The MassHire Berkshire Career Center offers educational, vocational, career preparation and family support services to young parents ages 16-24 and their families to help them achieve their education, life, and parenting goals.
Soft skills modules are offered once a week to youth ages 14-24 and are open to the public. Trainings offer self-placed learning on different aspects in the workplace. There are 20 rotating work readiness modules, which means, 20 certificates can be earned! Youth Receive a certificate after each two-hour training.
(Post HiSET/GED credential or High School Diploma)
PAID 100-hour internship, services that provide labor market and employment information about in-demand industry sectors or occupations in the local area, entrepreneurial skills, access to integrated education and training for a specific occupation or career.
Youth Works is a subsidized employment program designed to provide low-income teens and young adults, 14-25 years of age with their first employment experiences, work readiness training, and the skills to find and keep an unsubsidized job. Participants must be Berkshire County, MA residence to apply. Youth Works starts in July and ends in August. Applications are accepted in April.
Bus passes, photo Id fee, Drivers permit & Licensing fees, HiSet or GED fees, College application fees, case management and follow-up services.