Governor Baker’s Commission on Digital Innovation and Lifelong Learning at Learn Launch 2019
February 01, 2019
Kalina Newman of the Boston Business Journal writes on how the Baker Administration is working with CommCorp through the Commission on Digital Innovation and Lifelong Learning. At the LearnLaunch Across Boundaries Conference this week, CommCorp’s CEO J.D. LaRock, Secretary Rosalin Acosta, & Secretary Jim Peyser spoke about how the 20-member Commission (established last April) is working to increase affordable, employer-aligned educational opportunities for […]
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.