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City Council Office
 Policy Order Resolution
  O-5
  IN CITY COUNCIL
  April 1, 2013
VICE MAYOR SIMMONS
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG
MAYOR DAVIS
COUNCILLOR DECKER
COUNCILLOR KELLEY
COUNCILLOR MAHER
COUNCILLOR REEVES
COUNCILLOR TOOMEY
COUNCILLOR VANBEUZEKOM

WHEREAS: The City of Cambridge has a multitude of programs and services devoted to aiding those residents who seek assistance in procuring job training and pathways toward stable, long-term employment.  Via the Office of Workforce Development and programs such as the Nine Week Program and the Green Jobs Program, the City has a rich tapestry of services that are geared toward job training, building job history, and job placement, and the City continues to look for ways to strengthen these programs and increase their effectiveness; and
   
WHEREAS: These programs are an especially important resource for people during economically challenging times, the likes of which the entire country has been facing over the course of the past decade; and
   

WHEREAS:

One of the City's most popular programs is Cambridge Works, a transitional jobs program that takes individuals who are 18-35 and have had difficulty in finding steady employment, and places them in a 13-week course that provides on-the-job training in a number of different fields via a number of private sector partners.  The program features intensive case management for each individual, who are provided with real-world experience and are given the tools they need to procure and keep long-term private sector jobs.  The City is continually seeking to strengthen and expand this program; now therefore be it
 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to report back to the City Council after consultation with the appropriate City personnel and with State Representative Martin J. Walsh, President of the Boston Building Trades Council, about ways in which the Cambridge Works program might affiliate itself with Building Pathways, an intensive program sponsored by the Boston Building Trades Council that recruits and trains individuals for the skilled building trades. 
    

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