Project Sponsor: Worcester Community Action Council
The WCAC serves more than 75,000 people in Worcester and 45 surrounding communities. They offer a variety of safety-net and economic self-sufficiency programs such as fuel assistance and energy services, Early Head Start and Head Start, pregnant and parenting teen services, work readiness, financial capability, emergency food assistance, and much more.
The goal of this project was to create a work plan for implementing a tracking database and online platform/portal for youth job opportunities in Worcester. The WCAC and the Task Force believed that a youth-tracking database and a youth job website were two of the most effective ways to address the current problem of youth unemployment in the Worcester area.
Goals and Objectives
The following objectives were considered to achieve our goal.
Objective 1. Develop an understanding of how the Task Force operates as a whole and how they collect data from the youths.
Objective 2. Identify the best course of action to help WCAC collate data so that they can address the needs of unemployed youth in the City of Worcester.
Objective 3. Create a detailed work plan for implementing a database that tracks youth career pathways, including employment history and life skill achievements, and an interactive platform/website for youth and youth advocates to access job opportunities.
Objective 4. Suggest a potential work plan to continue data collection after the youth graduate from the WCAC program.