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Important: New policy changes for the Workforce Training Fund Hiring Incentive Training Grant effective August 15, 2014.

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Commonwealth Corporation hosted a presentation and discussion about Massachusetts' healthcare cost containment law (Ch. 224) and its impact on the healthcare workforce. Jessica Larochelle from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation presented an overview of payment and delivery system reform efforts in the state and the implications for the workforce.

  • New Economic Development Bill Supports Regional Sector Partnerships

On August 13, 2014 Governor Patrick signed into law an economic development package, An Act To Promote Economic Growth in the Commonwealth. The new law creates a new trust fund to support training for jobs in advanced manufacturing, information technology, technology trades, and hospitality. The new law also provides additional funding for the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund, which invests in programs that train un/underemployed individuals for jobs that are in demand.

For more information about the new economic development bill, read the press release from the Governor's office.

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Workforce Training Fund Grant Summary

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Annual Report FY13

The Annual Report for FY13 gives a "Year in Review" from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013, highlighting key workforce development initiatives, research projects, and our public and private partnerships.

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Partnerships: A Workforce Development Practitioner's Guide

Through our work as funders and evaluators, we have observed what characterizes partnerships in workforce development and what contributes to their effectiveness. This Guidebook contains the following elements designed to use useful for workforce practitioners: key questions and action steps at the end of each chapter, examples from partnerships, tools and templates that may be readily used by practitioners, and case studies.