Mass Hire North Central Workforce Board provides local support to high schools for work and learning opportunities through the Connecting Activities Grant.  Currently, we are partnering with Ayer-Shirley, Clinton, Fitchburg, Gardner, Groton-Dunstable, Leominster,  Lunenburg, Monty Tech, Narragansett, Oakmont, Quabbin and Winchedon High Schools. Last year,  we supported these schools in placing 573 students in jobs and internships.  The wages earned by many of the students were over $2,934,712 over the school year from 218 local employers.