Youth Career Pathway and Employment Programs Funded by $740K in Awarded YouthWorks Grants
September 16, 2019
More than $740,000 in grants will fund subsidized employment placements and development and implementation of career pathway programs for youth, helping young people explore in-demand industries and occupations, build professional skills, and gain the experience needed to find and keep jobs, the Baker-Polito Administration announced today. At least 165 youth will participate in training and […]
This Juneteenth was refreshing. While I learned about Juneteenth years ago, this year was the first year I participated in community festivities and used this time to intentionally reflect on the pain and triumphs of those who made this day possible. Juneteenth weekend, I enjoyed watching films, listening to presentations and performers express their […]
Westfield State receives $200,000 from WCTF for hybrid ACE program
March 25, 2021
Westfield State University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Education was awarded a $200,000 state grant to partner with community agencies to design and deliver a hybrid competency-based addiction counselor education program. This newly designed program will help area employers to identify employees who have not yet achieved a professional credential to meet workforce needs by […]
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Coronavirus / COVID-19 Resources and Info Document
UPDATED APRIL 28, 2020: We know this is a stressful, frightening and unprecedented time for everyone, but especially those who were already in a financially precarious situation or have recently been laid off, or are experiencing any number of challenging situations. We have pulled together a list of links to many resources that may be helpful. This is, by no means, meant to be an exhaustive list, but rather is a place to start to help those in need of support.
CSW’s Understanding Your Community: Labor Market and Workforce Development System Data Toolkit
Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW) is a national nonprofit that partners with government, business, and community leaders to connect workers with good jobs, increase the competitiveness of companies, and build sustainable communities. This resource gives an overview of typical Workforce Development research questions, examples of studies that have tackled them in different regions, and links to data sets to use to do your own analysis.