NextGen Careers

NextGen Careers is a new initiative that helps young adults fast-track their career journey.

NextGen-ers are young adults with disabilities, 18-30, who want to make a change in their life. NextGen-ers will learn to advocate for themselves, gain self-confidence, and become self-sufficient on their career path. Whether they're interested in a certificate program, on-the-job training, apprenticeship, or an internship in STEM, NextGen will pair them with a team of dedicated experts in counseling, benefits, and peer support that will be behind them every step of the way.

NextGen-ers, pursue careers on their terms, understanding that it is their choice, their career, and their life. The possibilities are endless. NextGen Careers is currently operating only in the following MRC area offices: Lawrence, Lowell, Downtown Boston, Roxbury, Braintree, Springfield, and Worcester.

Acquiring New Skills

At the initiative’s core are the skills that will help you grow your career and confidence overall. The program isn’t just focused on employment— NextGen-ers build confidence themselves and being able to communicate their needs.

  • Self-capacity – the confidence in their ability to perform a job  

  • Self-advocacy – having the ability to direct one's own life  

  • Self-realization – understanding of their strengths and limitations  

  • Self-sufficiency – having the ability to work and explore independence  

How to Enroll?

  1. Are you ready to become a NextGener? Apply here.
  2. Once you are determined eligible, your MRC NextGen team will reach out to you.

  3. Would you like more information? Complete this inquiry form.

Whether they're interested in a certificate program, on-the-job training, apprenticeship, or an internship in STEM, NextGen will pair them with a team of dedicated experts in counseling, benefits, and peer support that will be behind them every step of the way.  

NextGen Locations

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