Welcome to Commonwealth Corporation! Originally established in 1981 as the Bay State Skills Corporation, Commonwealth Corporation is Massachusetts’ public-private corporation focused on narrowing the skills gap and enhancing our state’s workforce, businesses, youth and young adults, and economy.
With a $55 million budget and offices across the state, Commonwealth Corporation works with hundreds of Massachusetts companies, thousands of new and experienced workers, and tens of thousands of youth and young adults each year. Among our activities, we:
- Administer the Workforce Training Fund, a trust that awards $20 million in grants to companies annually;
- Administer YouthWorks, Massachusetts’ largest subsidized youth employment program;
- Operate a statewide school district, coordinating education and workforce activities for the state’s juvenile justice system;
- Partner with leading national universities and public policy organizations to issue research and market intelligence on the future of our economy and workforce;
- Implement and sell Signal Success, our award-winning soft skills and employability curriculum.
Commonwealth Corporation’s goal is to extend Massachusetts’ leadership in education and training, and its overall prosperity, by ensuring that all people benefit from our economy. I invite you to peruse our website to learn more.
Dr. J.D. LaRock
President and CEO
Governor’s Commission on Digital Innovation and LifeLong Learning
Governor Charlie Baker has designated Commonwealth Corporation to organize and lead his new Commission on Digital Innovation and Lifelong Learning. Launching in April 2018 and working through the fall, the Commission will examine the implications of accelerating technology on the nature of work, the future of jobs in Massachusetts, and what effective postsecondary education and training looks like in the 21st century. The Commission will recommend new, digitally-enabled steps to dramatically increase the availability of affordable, flexible, employer-relevant learning for Massachusetts residents throughout their lives.
The Commission is comprised of executives from some of Massachusetts’ largest companies, college and university presidents, community and workforce system leaders, innovators in digital learning, and leading scholars of learning science, organizations, and the future of education and work. It is supported by a project team at Commonwealth Corporation and a team affiliated with Harvard Business School and its Forum for Growth and Innovation.
At Commonwealth Corporation we come prepared every day to support workers and businesses across the Commonwealth. We value accountability, impact, learning & personal growth, partnership, respect, social justice & equity, teamwork, and work-life balance. Are these values important to you? You might be the right fit for our team.
The audited financial statements include an unmodified opinion and represent accurately the fiscal year activity of Commonwealth Corporation.
Financial Statements June 30, 2017 and 2016
Senior Leadership Team
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