The Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund (WCTF) was created to develop training pipelines to meet the skill needs of businesses in high demand occupations. Most recently, $4.5 million in grants were awarded to improve skills for job seekers and employed workers. The grants support 15 public-private partnerships across the state, involving more than 100 businesses, to benefit 850 job seekers and incumbent employees. Learn More »
The Health Care Workforce Transformation Fund will award grants ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 to organizations to support workforce planning activities. We are no longer accepting applications for the planning grant. Check our website in the coming weeks for the new Health Care Workforce Transformation Fund Implementation Request for Proposals! Learn More »
The AIM Mentoring Program supports the design and implementation of mentoring programs for young people committed to the custody of the Department of Youth Services (DYS). The goals of the mentoring program are to increase the number young people attached to education and workforce opportunities, and reduce the number of young people who reoffend or violate the conditions of their release.
On June 11, 2013 the Department of Youth Services (DYS), in partnership with Commonwealth Corporation and the Collaborative for Educational Services, hosted a youth art showcase at the State House. The 'Share Your Art, Share Your Voice' opening reception highlighted youth artwork and performance, as well as displays from Commonwealth Corporation's Bridging the Opportunity Gap, Community Reentry, and AIM Mentoring grant programs.
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