Iniciativa para Carreras Técnicas (Career Technical Initiative, CTI)

INICIATIVA PARA LAS CARRERAS TÉCNICAS / Una iniciativa emblemática del Workforce Skills Cabinet y del gobernador


The Career Technical Initiative (CTI) is an initiative of the Workforce Skills Cabinet (WSC). It addresses the persistent demand for workers in manufacturing and construction/trades by expanding training capacity for Massachusetts residents. On behalf of the WSC, Commonwealth Corporation administers CTI, building capacity at high schools with designated aligned Chapter 74 vocational programs. Using existing facilities and equipment, the schools provide training in evenings and weekends to un/underemployed individuals. The schools collaborate with MassHire Career Centers and Market Makers to engage employers to ensure programs meet local workforce demand, recruit students, and place them in jobs once they have graduated.
If you are interested in enrolling in one of these programs or are a business interested in hiring graduates, please contact Meg Cummings at [email protected].

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The CTI model requires and fosters collaboration between Chapter 74 schools, MassHire Career Centers, and Market Makers at the regional Workforce Boards. This partnership facilitates employer engagement, alignment of training programs with local workforce demands, targeted recruitment of individuals seeking pertinent skills, and assistance with their job placement following graduation. The CTI ARPA Report details the spending and impact of federal stimulus support via ARPA and state funds for the CTI program in FY 2024.

The Career Technical Initiative (CTI) has been a welcomed training model to stimulate talent pipelines and fuel innovation for technical roles in manufacturing and construction/skilled trades. The program provides Massachusetts residents who are unemployed or underemployed with training opportunities by using the state’s existing resources at vocational high schools, while simultaneously helping businesses grow by increasing the number of skilled workers able to be employed in trade and construction jobs.
CTI is a signature initiative of the Workforce Skills Cabinet, a collaborative effort between the Executive Offices of Labor and Workforce Development, Education, and Housing and Economic Development. Learn more in this brochure! 

Commonwealth Corporation es una agencia cuasipública que se estableció en el 1996 bajo la Oficina Ejecutiva de Trabajo y Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral. 

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