The Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund (WCTF) was created to develop training pipelines to meet the skill needs of businesses in high demand occupations. Most recently, $4.5 million in grants were awarded to improve skills for job seekers and employed workers. The grants support 15 public-private partnerships across the state, involving more than 100 businesses, to benefit 850 job seekers and incumbent employees. Learn More »
The Health Care Workforce Transformation Fund will award grants ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 to organizations to support workforce planning activities. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis from October 1, 2013 through June 1, 2014. Health care organizations are encouraged to pursue these grants to plan how to train and retrain current employees and prepare new employees entering the workforce. Learn More »
The Learn at Work Program is designed to promote public-private partnerships across industries throughout the Commonwealth that specifically focus on workplace Basic Skills and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and to allow for greater flexibility to meet the needs of workers and businesses. Designers particularly wanted to bring new businesses, unions and ESOL providers to the table.
On June 11, 2013 the Department of Youth Services (DYS), in partnership with Commonwealth Corporation and the Collaborative for Educational Services, hosted a youth art showcase at the State House. The 'Share Your Art, Share Your Voice' opening reception highlighted youth artwork and performance, as well as displays from Commonwealth Corporation's Bridging the Opportunity Gap, Community Reentry, and AIM Mentoring grant programs.
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