About Us


Welcome to Commonwealth Corporation! We are a quasi-public workforce development agency that strengthens the skills of Massachusetts youth and adults by investing in innovative partnerships with industry, education, and workforce organizations.

Our primary goals are:

  1. to build regional industry training partnerships that prepare youth and unemployed workers for jobs in demand that lead to higher rates of employment;
  2. to upgrade the skills of underemployed workers to meet specific employer skill demands leading to job retention, upgrades and wage gains, and;
  3. to increase the share of youth engaged in education and employment pathways preparing them for post-secondary education and careers.

Our work is so vital given the challenges and disruption of the new economy on all sectors.   Commonwealth Corporation’s goal is to extend Massachusetts’ leadership in education and training, and its overall prosperity, by ensuring that all people benefit from our economy, working to rebuild a working economy for all.

I invite you to peruse our website to explore ways that we might be able to partner with you in support of our mission.

Christine Abrams
President and CEO

About Us

Commonwealth Corporation is a nationally recognized leader in building industry sector partnerships that address the skill needs of specific employers in an industry, creating new or expanded capacity in education and training programs for demand occupations. We are committed to ensuring that Massachusetts businesses have access to a pipeline of highly skilled workers and that youth and adults in Massachusetts have pathways to good jobs in the knowledge economy.

Commonwealth Corporation (CommCorp) is a quasi-public agency that was established in 1996 through the merger of two Massachusetts nonprofit organizations: the Industrial Service Program and the Bay State Skills Corporation.

About Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD)

EOLWD manages the Commonwealth’s workforce development and labor departments to ensure that workers, employers, and the unemployed have the tools and training needed to succeed in the Massachusetts economy. EOLWD oversees the Department of Unemployment Assistance, the Department of Career Services, the Department of Labor Standards, the Department of Industrial Accidents, the Department of Labor Relations, and the Commonwealth Corporation.