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The South Shore Workforce Investment Board (SSWIB) is charged with providing workforce development leadership in the South Shore region. The SSWIB provides relevant information regarding the workforce system and presents key findings and recommendations that support regional leaders and help...
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Career Centers:
Plymouth Career Center
Quincy Career Center

The South Shore Workforce Investment Board is located at:
15 Cottage Avenue, Ste. 302
Quincy, MA 02169
Tel: 617-328-7001
Fax: 617-328-7381


Creating Employment Connections
The South Shore Workforce Investment Board, one of 16 Workforce Investment Boards across the Commonwealth, is a federally-mandated, regional private-public partnership that has oversight responsibility and policy-making authority for federal and state workforce development activities.

Our Goal
Our goal is to develop a seamless, efficient and responsive workforce development system that is customer-based, market-driven and supports the needs of employers and job seekers to the economic benefit of both. For more information on what we do, click on the links above.

Featured News from South Shore WIB

Rep Ron Mariano receives SSWIB award

Rep. Ronald Mariano receives award from SSWIB VIEW PRESS RELEASE


Gov. Patrick visits South Shore Career Center - Quincy

Gov. Patrick visits South Shore Career Center - Quincy The above picture features (left to right): Joyce Livramento-Young (SSWIB, Executive Director), Don Uvanitte (SSWIB, Chair), Gov. Deval Patrick, Mayor Thomas Koch, Kevin Madden (SCCDA, Executive Director) VIEW ARTICLE


Newsletter promo - SEPTEMBER 2015
  PDF Grow your business by providing on-site English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) training to your workers! The English Works Campaign, The South Shore Workforce Investment Board, and the Commonwealth Corporation are teaming up with the Quincy Center for Innovation to offer a FREE business information session on the Workforce Training Fund Program (WTFP), a state funding source that provides matching training grants to eligible MA businesses. To sign up, visit the event site, or contact Fernando Martinez by phone (617) 982-6864 or email. VIEW FLYER (PDF)
  PDF SSWIB announces Paid Teacher Externships Earn cash while updating your curriculum. Spend time outside of the classroom refreshing your skills. Bring the “real world” to your students. Applications will be accepted between October 15, 2015 and November 13, 2015. VIEW DETAILS AND APPLICATION (ZIPPED DOC)
  PDF Board Member Cindy Page receives SSWIB award
SSWIB recognizes Board Member Cindy Page VIEW PRESS RELEASE (PDF)
  PDF SSWIB Regional Resource Guide April 2015 VIEW Resource Guide (PDF)
  PDF Mass Bizworks Resource material for Businesses / Employers / Job seekers VIEW Resource Guide (PDF) VIEW Resource Card (PDF)
    SSWIB – Board member awards SSWIB board member Brilene Faherty of Weymouth, a Financial Specialist with The Bulfinch Group in Rockland, was recently honored by South Shore Stars as a winner of their annual 40 Under 40 competition. VIEW DETAILS
  PDF Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) signed into law on July 22, 2014 by President Barack Obama. VIEW DETAILS (PDF)
Workforce Training Fund Program:
The Workforce Training Fund Program (WTFP) provides Massachusetts businesses with the resources needed to invest in workforce development, improve employee skills, and maintain the economic strength and viability of the Commonwealth's businesses. Training grants of up to $250,000 are available for: ESOL, Lean/Continuous Process Improvement, Six-Sigma, Adult Basic Education, Software and IT Skills, Project Management, Sales, CNC, Customer Service, Leadership and Management Skills, ISO, and many more.

There are 4 different grant programs: DOWNLOAD WTFP GRANT MENU (PDF)
General Program
Express Program
Regional Training Capacity
 Pilot Program

Technical Assistance Grants

Workplace Safety Training Grant: The Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) awards up to $25,000.00 to various organizations to fund workplace safety training. Eligible employers within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts covered by the Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Law (MGL CH. 152) may qualify for funding. Learn more here. VIEW SITE

Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC): Employers can receive a Federal Tax Credit of up to $9,600 for each new hire that meets specified criteria. View complete details here.MORE

Training Opportunities for Adults: The South Shore region brings opportunities to adults seeking to upgrade their education and improve their marketable skills.