Training Resources of America, LLC

Training Resources of America, LLC
390 Main Street Suite 806
Worcester, MA 01608

Program Description:

Training Resources of America Incorporated (TRA) is a private, non-profit organization that has been providing quality education, employment and training services in Massachusetts since 1975. TRA has made it possible for thousands of educationally and economically disadvantaged youth and adults to improve the quality of their lives. Our clients have been successful in:

  • Increasing their basic reading, language and math levels
  • Improving their English speaking/comprehension capabilities
  • Obtaining a High School Equivalency Credential
  • Learning new skills
  • Developing self-confidence
  • Finding and retaining gainful employment
  • Improving opportunities for increased earnings and job advancement
  • Becoming active and productive members of their communities

Hours of Operation:
Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 am - 8pm, Fri. 8:30am - 5pm

Service Provider Website: http://www.tra-inc.org/

Program Contact: Barbora Hazukova

Contact Email: bhazukova@tra-inc.org

Total Number Out-of-School Youth: 15
Total Number In-School Youth: 0

Program Service Elements:

  1. Comprehensive guidance and counseling
  2. Alternative secondary school services, or dropout recovery services,
  3. Occupational skill training
  4. Adult mentoring
  5. Leadership development opportunities
  6. Supportive services
  7. Financial Literacy
  8. Entrepreneurial Skills Training
  9. Activities that help youth transition to postsecondary education and training
  10. Education offered concurrently with and in the same contest as workforce preparation activities and training for a specific occupation or occupational cluster
  11. Paid and unpaid work experiences linked to academic and occupational education, which may include: *summer employment and other employment opportunities available throughout the school year; *pre-apprenticeship programs; *internships and job shadowing; and *on-the-job training opportunities
  12. Tutoring, study skills training, instruction, and evidence-based dropout prevention and recovery strategies that lead to completion of the requirements for a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent (including a recognized certificate of attendance or similar document for individuals with disabilities) or for a recognized postsecondary credential;
  13. Services that provide labor market information and employment information about in-demand industry sectors or occupations available in the local area, such as career awareness, career counseling, and career exploration services

The Sound Lab

The Sound Lab
157 Main Street
Brockton, MA 02302

Program Description:

The SoundLab is a DJ/Production studio as well as a learning center for aspiring artists and entrepreneurs located in Brockton, MA. We pride ourselves in being the only learning center in Massachusetts to offer training while simultaneously operating a full service recording and production studio. The staff, consisting of DJ’s, Engineers, and Music Producers; have over 20 years of experience with expertise in all genres of music. The SoundLab has recording studios catering to bands and/or individuals or groups who would like to record with live instrumentation. Services range from artist development, voice and instrument lessons, and hosting a variety of group functions. The SoundLab has been created specifically to give all youths and adults a basic format to express themselves musically. Once these skills have been acquired, we encourage and assist all in applying these skills toward a career.

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri 2pm - 8pm

Service Provider Website: http://soundlabma.com/

Program Contact: Shane Gooding

Contact Email: sgooding@soundlabma.com

Total Number Out-of-School Youth: 6
Total Number In-School Youth: 0

Program Service Elements:

  1. Comprehensive guidance and counseling
  2. Alternative secondary school services, or dropout recovery services
  3. Occupational skill training
  4. Adult mentoring
  5. Leadership development opportunities
  6. Supportive services
  7. Financial Literacy
  8. Entrepreneurial Skills Training
  9. Activities that help youth transition to postsecondary education and training
  10. Education offered concurrently with and in the same contest as workforce preparation activities and training for a specific occupation or occupational cluster
  11. Paid and unpaid work experiences linked to academic and occupational education, which may include: *summer employment and other employment opportunities available throughout the school year; *pre-apprenticeship programs; *internships and job shadowing; and *on-the-job training opportunities
  12. Tutoring, study skills training, instruction, and evidence-based dropout prevention and recovery strategies that lead to completion of the requirements for a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent (including a recognized certificate of attendance or similar document for individuals with disabilities) or for a recognized postsecondary credential
  13. Services that provide labor market information and employment information about in-demand industry sectors or occupations available in the local area, such as career awareness, career counseling, and career exploration services

YouthBuild Brockton

YouthBuild Brockton
60 Skinner Street
Brockton, MA 02302

Program Description:

The Old Colony YMCA YouthBuild Brockton Program is a ten-month community based youth development program serving young men and women, 16- 24 years of age, who have not completed high school. Students spend half of their time in the classroom working towards their GED and half on a construction site in Brockton gaining transferable onthe-job work skills. Through collaboration with the Brockton Housing Authority, students build and renovate housing units in Brockton for rental or home ownership.

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thurs. 8 am - 5 pm

Service Provider Website: http://www.oldcolonyymca.org/social-services/social-services-workforce-education/youthbuild/youthbuildbrockton

Program Contact: Joe Barakat

Contact Email: jbarakat@oldcolonyymca.org

Total Number Out-of-School Youth: 18
Total Number In-School Youth: 0

Program Service Elements:

  1. Comprehensive guidance and counseling
  2. Alternative secondary school services, or dropout recovery services
  3. Occupational skill training
  4. Adult mentoring
  5. Leadership development opportunities
  6. Supportive services
  7. Financial Literacy
  8. Entrepreneurial Skills Training
  9. Activities that help youth transition to post-secondary education and training
  10. Education offered concurrently with and in the same contest as workforce preparation activities and training for a specific occupation or occupational cluster
  11. Paid and unpaid work experiences linked to academic and occupational education, which may include: *summer employment and other employment opportunities available throughout the school year; *pre-apprenticeship programs; *internships and job shadowing; and *on-the-job training opportunities
  12. Tutoring, study skills training, instruction, and evidence-based dropout prevention and recovery strategies that lead to completion of the requirements for a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent (including a recognized certificate of attendance or similar document for individuals with disabilities) or for a recognized postsecondary credential;
  13. Services that provide labor market information and employment information about in-demand industry sectors or occupations available in the local area, such as career awareness, career counseling, and career exploration 4 services
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