In Gateway City regions with an aging and under-skilled labor force, workforce development is an essential ingredient for future economic growth. This report breaks down workforce development to give municipal leaders a better sense of the field. New analysis dissects the demand for these services in Gateway City markets, and best practices for improving participant […]
Grant Helps LHMC Expand Role of Medical, Clinical Assistants
August 11, 2016
This blog features a story on Lahey Hospital and Medical Center (LHMC), one of the 59 grant projects being funded by the Health Care Workforce Transformation Fund (HCWTF). Grant funds are helping to increase the clinical and direct patient care skills of Medical and Clinic Assistants working in primary care practices. LHMC has implemented the […]
Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund Connects Workers to Employers
May 23, 2016
There has been a lot of buzz in the CommCorp halls about the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund: for the first time ever, it has a chance of being funded for a consecutive year. We are excited that this crucial program was included in Governor Baker’s budget because it supports a population in tremendous need and […]
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.
WCTF Case Study: Building Pathways and Sullivan & McLaughlin
This case study features Building Pathways, one of the grantee recipients from 2013 WCTF Awards and how they work with partners like Sullivan & McLaughlin along with many others to bring more women and minorities into the trades.