Demand Driven Strategies for Business & Workforce

Addressing the Middle Skills Gap Grant Program

FY’16 Appropriation

This round of Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund grants is designed to deliver Pipeline Training Programs to train and place un/underemployed Massachusetts residents into occupation(s) that are in demand by employers in a targeted region.

Collectively, the 14 grant funded programs will serve 377 unemployed workers and are planning to place at least 302 in jobs that have been identified as in-demand by the partnering businesses. The occupations they are targeting include automotive maintenance and repair, culinary, retail, bank teller, construction trades, biotech manufacturing, commercial driver, and entry-level health care such as CNAs and home health aides.

Addressing the Middle Skills Gap Grant Program

This round of Workforce Competitiveness Trust fund grants was designed to address the gap between the skills held by workers and the skills needed by employers for jobs that require more than a high school diploma but less than the equivalent of a 4-year degree.

Download the press release (released 7.17.13)
Download the WCTF Grantee Summary
Download a success story about the Bristol Manufacturing Partnership