Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Include a description of the accommodation you will need, including as much detail as you can. Also include a way we can contact you if we need more information. Please allow at least two weeks (14 days) advance notice. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. Send an e-mail to Chris Shipps, Commonwealth Corporation/ Human Resources /

  • Workforce Forum: What it takes to move beyond an entry-level job

    Please join us in Worcester on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Beechwood Hotel to learn about the findings from our research that are highlighted in our report “Promoting Success” and participate in some action planning with regionally-based colleagues.

    • Understand how employers make decisions on who to promote in their businesses and how they support staff retention and career growth
    • Get tips on how to train young people to take charge of their trajectory in employment opportunities and how to change the narrative around taking risks
    • Meet professionals in your region who are preparing young people for work and share strategies on how to best prepare them for their next job

    Forum Program
    Welcome: Secretary Rosalin Acosta, Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development
    CommCorp Research Presenters:
    Naome Jeanty, Research and Evaluation Manager
    Raija Vaisanen, Director of Research
    Compelling Conversation Participants: Employer and Youth Serving Organization representatives respond to our research findings and share their experience.
    Rick LaFerriere, Lead Manager, Workforce Initiatives at CVS Health
    Colleen Moran, Director, Workforce Programs at Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
    Sam Putnam, Work-Based Learning Leader at Future Chefs
    Ana West, Program Director at New England Farm Workers’ Council

    Following the conversation, we will have regionally organized roundtable discussions.

    Light refreshments will be available.

    This is a registration only event. Click here to register.

  • Manufacturing Sector Meetings

    The Manufacturing Sector Meetings are intended for workforce practitioners interested in sharing and learning from one another about effective manufacturing workforce practices. Our goal is to come together to share manufacturing workforce development tools, strategies and approaches. We will convene 3 meetings over the next year. We will strive to develop agenda items that reflect topics of interest from the group and that are not specific to any particular grant funding. Please note that this convening will be separate from any grant program specific meetings, however, we will do our best to align dates and meeting locations.

    Below is the date for the next meeting. All meetings will be held at Mass Tech Collaborative.

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018, from 9:30am-12:00pm

    Please email Theresa Rowland,, if you are interested in attending a meeting.