Baker-Polito Administration Awards Initial $162,666 In Program Design Grants to Address Chronic Unemployment
April 05, 2017
The Baker-Polito Administration awarded $162,666 in Program Design Grant awards to eight partnerships funded through the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund and the Health Care Workforce Transformation Fund. The Program Design Grants are designed to provide support services, training, and job placement programs that meet the needs of members of populations facing chronic unemployment, including African Americans/Blacks, […]
Achieving Impactful Outcomes: What does it mean to be data-driven?
April 27, 2017
As Nancy introduced, this is the second of four posts in our Spring WCTF Blog Series, Achieving Impactful Outcomes: Observations from WCTF. In today’s post Theresa Rowland, Program Director, will discuss what it means to be data-driven. What does data driven-mean? And how do programs ensure they are doing it? To us, data-driven is […]
Achieving Impactful Outcomes: Observations from WCTF
April 06, 2017
Welcome to our WCTF Blog series: Achieving Impactful Outcomes: Observations from WCTF. I’m excited to introduce you to our upcoming blog series created specifically for you: our colleagues and partners in workforce development working to support businesses and workers in Massachusetts to create a stronger economy. This is blog number 1 of 4 that will […]
Closing the Skills Gap: Meeting the Demand for Skills in a Growing Economy
The purpose of this analysis is to provide data that informs policy and practice in the education and workforce development fields. This report documents statewide trends, placing the Massachusetts experience in the national context. We use data from a number of federal and state sources to inform our analysis. These data are the latest available as of August 2016.
Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Ronald L. Walker, II, describes CommCorp as a “driving force behind making sure more residents acquire the skills, education and training they need to compete for jobs.” For more, read our FY16 Annual Report.
The Job Seeker’s Challenge: The Impact of Online Applications & Assessments
In this brief we share information about the reasons behind the growing use of online applications and pre-hire assessments in hiring (particularly at the entry-level), the format of the applications and strategies to prepare job seekers to complete online applications. This brief grew out of one of the findings from our 2013 study, Signaling Success: Boosting Teen Employment Prospects.