This year, CTI’s Community Action Awards is paying tribute to the education sector of the community on Thursday, October 25th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the UMass Inn and Conference Center. CTI will be honoring many community partners including the Career Center of Lowell with the President’s Award for creating a stronger workforce development system in Greater Lowell by supporting both job seekers and employers with professional and workplace learning opportunities.
Part of the celebration also includes the “Community Service Award” honoring an individual who is part of the Career Center’s family, who exemplifies the ideals of community service and is committed to helping others. Bessie Wallace has been nominated for this award. CTI will be recognizing all nominees in this category and announcing the award recipient the night of the event.
Career Center of Lowell Highlights
- The Career Center of Lowell Young Adult Department in the last 5 summers has provided valuable work experience opportunities for nearly 2,300 young adults through a wide variety of community partners including Community Teamwork. In coordination with the Greater Lowell WIB Connecting Activities Program also placed over 400 young adults into private sector jobs these past four summers.
- The Career Center of Lowell has been recognized by the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance as achieving the #1 statewide performance in serving public assistance customers and placing them into employment through the Competitive Integrated Employment Services.
- In FY12, The Greater Lowell Workforce Investment Board and Career Center of Lowell exceeded all six Workforce Investment Act federal performance standards for Economically Disadvantage Adults and Dislocated Workers. They achieved the number one ranking in four measures and number two ranking in two measures out of sixteen workforce areas. These federal standards measure entered employment rate, retention in employment and average earnings two and three quarters after placement. These performance outcomes play an important role in the achievement by the GLWIB as a “ High Performing WIB”
- The Career Center of Lowell has served between eight and eleven thousand job seekers annually and an average of over 400 employer customers each year since opening in 1996
- In the last 5 yrs, the Career Center of Lowell assisted over 20,000 job seeker customers to successfully enter employment.