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Partnership for Student Success

The North Central Workforce Investment Board hosted the region’s first Partnership for Student Success event on February 14th 2008 at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel in Leominster, Massachusetts.

Andrew Sum, Professor at Northeastern University and Director of the Center for Labor Market Studies delivered our key note presentation on the region’s drop out rate and the economic, employment and social consequences faced by youth that do not finish high school. To view the entire presentation click here (PDF, 1.5 Mb).

Then students from a wide variety of programs that provide support to youth through the Workforce Board, community based organizations, public education, and our local colleges presented in a number of breakout sessions key elements to their “Success.”

Programs provided information about their services and students were able to convey to the audience their experiences and the positive impact these programs have had on their lives.

Students also created displays with information and photos of some of the activities they are involved in at the various programs. This was truly a day for adults to listen to young people and to here about a vast array of programs and services in our region that are having a positive impact on youth.

Keynote Presentation

Andrew Sum
Center for Labor Market Studies
Northeastern University

Co-sponsors and Presenters

Mount Wachusett Community College
Jobs for Bay State Graduates, Inc.
Gardner Chamber of Commerce
Fitchburg State College
Leominster Public Schools
Fitchburg Public Schools
Fitchburg Public Schools Arts & Special Programs
North Central School to Career Partnership
North Central Career Centers
Employment Links, Inc.
Shriver Job Corps
MOC, Inc.
LUK, Inc.
YOU, Inc.
House of Peace & Education, Inc. (HOPE)
Training Resources of America, Inc.
Junior Achievement
Commonwealth Corporation


Leominster High School Jazz Band