Youth Career Pathway and Employment Programs Funded by $740K in Awarded YouthWorks Grants
September 16, 2019
More than $740,000 in grants will fund subsidized employment placements and development and implementation of career pathway programs for youth, helping young people explore in-demand industries and occupations, build professional skills, and gain the experience needed to find and keep jobs, the Baker-Polito Administration announced today. At least 165 youth will participate in training and […]
Youth Share Their Art, Stories at Annual DYS Showcase
May 20, 2019
More than 400 youth, community leaders and families gathered to celebrate and view art created by youth in Massachusetts Department of Youth Services (DYS) programs at the highly anticipated 7th Annual DYS “Share Your Art, Share Your Voice!” event on Tuesday, May 14. Held at WGBH Studios in Brighton, this year’s statewide event featured 260 art pieces […]
Lt. Gov. Polito, Sec. Acosta Discuss YouthWorks with Program Participants
March 22, 2019
Young men who recently completed a YouthWorks program in Fall River, learning both technical skills and soft skills to prepare them for the workforce, had the opportunity to discuss their experiences in the program with Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta on Thursday, March 21. The twelve program […]
The Baker-Polito Administration is celebrating Mass STEM Week 2018 (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). To celebrate, we’ve created a brief research report that highlights seven concepts to pay attention to as we work to promote STEM industries and careers.
Promoting Success: What it Takes to Move Beyond an Entry-Level Job
What skills do workers need to do to get promoted? In our latest research, we explore the skills, knowledge and behaviors businesses are seeking in entry-level workers for them to be considered for advancement. Promoting Success offers insights and tools for employers and workforce development professionals to help young adult workers in entry-level jobs take advantage of advancement opportunities.
Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta says CommCorp is “a vital component of the work we are doing in the Baker-Polito Administration to ensure that every person across the Commonwealth, regardless of their backgrounds or experiences, has access to opportunities that will improve their circumstances and empower them to change their futures.” For more, read our FY17 Annual Report.