• Facing the Future Care: Innovations in recruitment and retention of home care workers

    Paul Harrington, from the Center for Labor Markets and Policy at Drexel University, will present our research on trends and projections in health care employment, particularly related to personal care aides and home health aides. Our focus for the day will be on challenges related to recruitment and retention of these jobs. Following that, we will have presentations from the Franklin Hampshire Employment & Training Consortium, UMass Medical School, and 1199SEIU related to approaches that address some of the labor supply challenges for these home care workers. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and share challenges and solutions in small groups.

    Location: Worcester Senior Center, 128 Providence Street, Worcester, MA 01604
    Time: 8:30am-9:00am registration, program will run from 9:00am-11:30am.

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

    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.