Demand Driven Strategies for Business & Workforce
The Workforce Training Fund (WTFP)
The Workforce Training Fund Program provides Massachusetts businesses with the resources needed to invest in workforce development, improve employee skills, and maintain the economic strength and viability of the Commonwealth’s businesses.
The Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund (WCTF)
The Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund was created in 2006 to develop training pipelines to meet the skill needs of businesses in high demand occupations. Current funding invests in training and placement programs that prepare unemployed and underemployed job seekers for careers that are in demand by employers.
The Health Care Workforce Transformation Fund (HCWTF)
The Health Care Workforce Transformation Fund addresses workforce challenges connected with changes in care delivery driven by health care reform goals to reduce costs and improve quality. It was established in 2012 through Massachusetts’ health care cost containment legislation (Ch. 224) to support a wide spectrum of employee training within the health care industry.
Youth Skill Building & Employment Training
YouthWorks is a state-funded youth employment program for teens and young adults aged 14 to 21 living in low-income communities across Massachusetts. YouthWorks increases the employment of teens through partnerships that prepare, coach, and support teens in job search and job success.
Signal Success is a comprehensive curriculum designed and tested by education and workforce development partners to help young people develop essential skills for future success. Students receive systematic instruction in core soft skills while engaging in meaningful future planning.
Safe and Successful Youth Initiative (SSYI)
The Safe and Successful Youth Initiative is a multi-faceted strategy for reducing youth violence in Massachusetts. Using a public health and public safety approach, it is specifically tailored to address gaps in services for young men aged 14 to 24 that are identified as being “proven risk” or at the highest risk for being perpetrators of violence.
Partnership with the Department of Youth Services
Commonwealth Corporation partners with the state’s Department of Youth Services (DYS) and the Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) to ensure that youth and teens committed to the Massachusetts’ juvenile justice system have access to high-quality education and employment opportunities.
Comprehensive Education Partnership (CEP)
In 2003, DYS undertook an unprecedented reform of its education programs. To support this effort, DYS selected Commonwealth Corporation, in partnership with the Collaborative for Education Services (CES) to manage and provide leadership for educational programming in residential facilities as well as creating workforce development opportunities for DYS clients during their community reentry.
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