To make sure that Everett residents are ready for the 4,500 permanent hospitality jobs at Wynn Boston Harbor, Mayor Carlo DeMaria has established workforce development and training programs. The DeMaria administration has partnered with the Metro North Regional Employment Board (REB), the Career Source Center in Chelsea and the New England Center for Arts and Technology (NECAT). On Wednesday, January 24, Mayor DeMaria, along with representatives from Wynn Boston Harbor, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC), NECAT and REB launched NECAT’s free Culinary Arts Job Training Program at Everett High School.
The 16-week evening program will help unemployed and under-employed adults prepare for a career in the culinary industry. This program provides students with extensive training and helps graduates secure permanent jobs.
Mayor DeMaria stated, “I fought for this program to enable and inspire young adults to overcome educational, economic and social constraints to secure established employment. I hope this program provides each individual, no matter what his or her circumstances, with a chance to thrive through job training.”
The program is a collaboration with NECAT and the City of Everett, through the efforts of the DeMaria administration, Wynn Boston Harbor and REB. Through a training grant provided by MGC’s Community Mitigation Fund, there is no cost to the students for this program. There are currently 20 students enrolled in the inaugural NECAT program at Everett High School.
In his Inaugural Address, Mayor DeMaria announced that Wynn Resorts would be opening a Career Center at Everett City Hall to ensure residents can take advantage of job opportunities at the new resort. He also stated, “It just makes sense that we ensure we have a ready workforce in Everett and access to these new jobs, given the tremendous opportunities and possibilities the Wynn Resort brings to our community.”