Building Skills for a Strong Economy

Commonwealth Corporation is building a world where meaningful employment can lead to upward mobility for all. Learn more about our journey and how you can get involved.

Support, coaching, and training for young people who are just starting out in their careers.

Training and support for job seekers, which help fill critical vacancies for Massachusetts businesses.

Career advancement for incumbent workers to build skills and contribute to business competitiveness.

Our Mission

Commonwealth Corporation fosters workforce equity in Massachusetts by delivering innovative and collaborative professional development solutions that help diverse communities and employers succeed.

Access Centered Justice Strategies

Commonwealth Corporation partners with the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), the state Department of Youth Services (DYS) and the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) to provide residential programming, mental health services, and career development opportunities to individuals. Through skill building, high quality education, and a pathway to employment, our programs enable participants to redirect their lives and break the cycle of recidivism. We empower participants to re-enter the workforce with the experience, tools and resources needed to thrive.

Our Vision

A world where meaningful employment can lead to upward mobility for all.

Industry & Occupational Strategies

Commonwealth Corporation helps employers build a competitive advantage by using data-driven, tailored grants designed to maximize impact with a focus on empowering diverse communities to solve their biggest workforce challenges. These programs aim to equip current and future generations with the tools they need to succeed in the marketplace by strategically investing in today’s most pressing workforce needs while creating a more equitable and accessible society. Incumbents and unemployed workers can each access the resources and networks they need to grow their career.

Workforce development and workforce training is so important—it is a structure that people can believe in, and that has a track record of being used wisely, efficiently and to the benefit of the people who it was set up to serve. The fact that it is maintained by Commonwealth Corporation gives a comfort level to all of us that the right things are being done. CommCorp has proven over and over again, that they have been really phenomenal stewards of that money.

Youth Advancement Strategies

Commonwealth Corporation creates opportunities for youth and young adults to define an early career trajectory and reach their highest potential. Through a mix of in-person, hybrid, and virtual work experiences, innovative programming, dynamic partnerships, and comprehensive work readiness training, we meet the emerging needs of employers and foster career exploration for participants. Our hands-on career readiness curriculum, combined with tangible outcomes, supports participants in gaining sustainable and fulfilling employment.

Commonwealth Corporation is a quasi-public agency that was established in 1996 under the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. 

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