• 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 are dates for the next year. All meetings will be held at Mass Tech Collaborative.

    Monday, November 27, 2017, from 9:30am-12:00pm
    Thursday, February 1, 2018, from 9:30am-12:00pm
    Thursday, June 14, 2018, from 9:30am-12:00pm

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


  • Tech-Based Training for Health Care Workers on the Move

    Where: Partners HealthCare, West Building, 1st Floor, 399 Revolution Drive, Assembly Row, Somerville, MA 02145
    When: Tuesday, November 28, 2017
    Time: 9:00am-11:00am

    Click here to register.

    To deliver quality care in the most efficient manner, health care workers must continuously refresh their technical expertise, or learn new skills that lead to academic or professional credentials for career advancement. Employers are challenged to provide training access to a 24/7 workforce that is delivering patient care in hospital, office, and community settings. This panel presentation will highlight technological strategies and tools three health care employers are using to deliver skills training and professional development in the field and around the clock. They utilized Health Care Workforce Transformation Fund (HCWTF) grants for these projects.

    MJ Ryan, Partners HealthCare: Funding from the grant allowed Partners to collaborate with College for America on a competency-based online health care certificate which was then delivered to a cohort of front line community health center and outpatient staff.

    Susan Lysaght Hurley, Care Dimensions: The hospice service utilizes technology to orient and train clinicians and provides refresher skills training to staff via videos accessible on cell phones.

    Judith Arneson, Partners at Home/Partners Home Care: Partners will share how they utilize technology tools to  provide training and professional development to home care staff. They used grant funds to develop and test 5 interactive videos on palliative care.

  • HCWTF Advisory Board Meeting

    Health Care Workforce Transformation Fund Advisory Board Meeting
    Wednesday December 13, 2017
    10:00am – 11:30am
    Commonwealth Corporation
    2 Oliver St, 5th Floor
    Boston, MA,