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 /

  • YouthWorks, Making it Work! 2019 Professional Convening

    Join the YouthWorks program for our first annual Making It Work! Professional Convenings. These special events will provide employers, community partners, and youth with opportunities to work together for career success.

    Highlights of the events include:

    • Employer & Youth-Led Panel on How to Maximize YouthWorks Program Opportunities
    • Professional Headshots and Personal Branding Support
    • Breakout sessions: Public Speaking; Collaborating in the Workplace; Networking in Person and Online; Transitioning with Success
    • Networking Breakfast, Lunch and Ice Cream Social

    Worcester Convening — Thursday, August 8, 2019
    10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    College of the Holy Cross
    Hogan Campus Center
    1 College Street
    Worcester, MA 01610

    Quincy Convening — Tuesday, August 13, 2019
    10:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT
    Boston Marriott Quincy
    1000 Marriott Drive
    Quincy, MA 02169

    Register after the links below — please note separate registration links for youth and for employers/partners:

    Employer/Partner Registration: Quincy YW 2019 Professional Convening:

    Youth Registration: Quincy YW, Making it Work! 2019 Professional Convening:

    Youth Registration: Worcester YW, Making it Work! 2019 Professional Convening:

    Employer/Partner Registration: Worcester YW 2019 Professional Convening:

  • Workforce Force Training Fund Events

    The Workforce Training Fund and partner organizations host Information Sessions and General Program Application Workshops across the state. These sessions are geared to you and your business needs. They provide an overview of the features and benefits of each Workforce Training Fund grant program, including the amount of available funding, program guidelines, and how to apply for each grant. You have direct access to our staff to ask any questions you might have about each program.

    General Program Application Workshops are designed for companies that are ready to apply or in the process of applying for a General Program Training Grant. Workshops provide a comprehensive review of the General Program application, how to develop a successful training plan, measurable grant outcomes, grant terminology, and examples of applications.

    For more information about the events listed below, please contact Kristen Rayne at

    To view upcoming WTFP Info Sessions go to:

  • 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.

    September 12, 2019, from 9:30am-12:00pm

    Dates following the next meeting are as follows:

    December 12, 2019
    March 12, 2020
    June 11, 2020

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