(young adults AGES 16-24 YRS OLD)
YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES
The Board supports employment of youth with disabilities by bridging the gap between employers, educational institutions, and state agencies thus ensuring accessibility of Career Pathways training and Career Center resources. The Board is Improving our systems capacity to provide comprehensive transition services for all youth, including youth with disabilities and disconnected youth. For additional resources and programs contact:
YOUNG ADULT SUCCESS STORIES
Autumn and Bethany both enrolled in the MY TURN program in February 2018. Both Autumn and Bethany had previously obtained high school diplomas but needed support and structure in order to explore career fields and pursue post-secondary education. Both girls were working steady part-time jobs in the fast food service and retail industries but dreamed of moving beyond their present skill set. Both Autumn and Bethany have taken advantage of the range of services provided to them by MY TURN. Both girls have received financial literacy education, academic & employment support and most importantly their MA Learner’s Permits and are currently on the road, practicing for upcoming RMV road test exams! Autumn has decided to pursue s career in the Human Service field and has worked with MY TURN staff to enroll in college. Autumn is currently enrolled in her first semester at Mount Wachusett Community College. Bethany decided to pursue a career in the healthcare industry. Bethany completed the American Red Cross’s Nurse Assistant Training program, earning both perfect attendance and honor awards. This past July Bethany completed and passed the Department of Public Health’s Nurse Assistant Exam and received her certification/license. Bethany is working with MY TURN staff to explore employment options as a CNA!