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 […]
$10M in Workforce Training Fund Program Grant Awards Announced
February 14, 2020
Leadership is like being the first egg cracked in an omelette. That’s one of the messages about assertiveness that Cherrell McKoy picked up as a trainee in a workforce leadership program that’s now being offered to employees at Brockton-based Father Bill’s & MainSpring, the nonprofit that provides shelter to the homeless and supportive housing throughout […]
CommCorp, MassHire Train Career Center Staff on Substance Use Disorder and Trauma-Informed Workforce Development Practice
January 29, 2020
Guest post by Massachusetts Workforce Association Associate Director Raija Vaisanen This year, frontline MassHire Career Center staff received training on addiction recovery and trauma-informed approach to mental health to better understand the barriers that some customers are facing as they look for jobs in a tight labor market. With low unemployment and a shrinking workforce, those […]
Coronavirus / COVID-19 Resources and Info Document
UPDATED MARCH 31, 2020: We know this is a stressful, frightening and unprecedented time for everyone, but especially those who were already in a financially precarious situation or have recently been laid off, or are experiencing any number of challenging situations. We have pulled together a list of links to many resources that may be helpful. This is, by no means, meant to be an exhaustive list, but rather is a place to start to help those in need of support.
CSW’s Understanding Your Community: Labor Market and Workforce Development System Data Toolkit
Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW) is a national nonprofit that partners with government, business, and community leaders to connect workers with good jobs, increase the competitiveness of companies, and build sustainable communities. This resource gives an overview of typical Workforce Development research questions, examples of studies that have tackled them in different regions, and links to data sets to use to do your own analysis.