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, […]
Made in Massachusetts: CommCorp Celebrates Manufacturing Month
October 12, 2017
Did you know that October is Manufacturing Month? Massachusetts is home to a diverse group of nearly 7,000 manufacturers who produce everything from electronic ink to gluten-free goodies to robotics. To celebrate Manufacturing Month, we are highlighting a few of these “Made in MA” products and would like to introduce you to a few of […]
Over the past few years, Commonwealth Corporation has been studying the underlying causes of the decline in youth employment. In 2013, we published two studies with the Center for Labor Markets & Policy at Drexel University: Signaling Success: Boosting Teen Employment Prospects and Building Blocks of Labor Market Success. These studies looked at the skills, […]
This one-pager focuses on investments the WCTF made in manufacturing partnerships to demonstrate not only the short term impact they had on employers and workers, but also to highlight the WCTF’s ability to build regional capacity.
Commonwealth Corporation has been studying the underlying causes of the decline in youth employment. We are now working to understand how to best prepare young workers and entry level workers to navigate their careers. Using data from interviews and a survey of 200+ employers we’ve assembled the tips below to support your work in preparing young workers and entry level workers for their future careers.
Over the past few years, Commonwealth Corporation has been studying the underlying causes of the decline in youth employment. We recently took the next step to understand how to prepare young workers and entry-level workers to navigate their careers and prepare and present themselves for advancement opportunities. We are excited to release a preview of the findings from the business phase of our research in the form of tips and best practices for businesses on developing entry-level talent, for programs that serve young workers, and for entry-level employees themselves.