Digital skills are a key component of a competent healthcare workforce

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Led by Commonwealth Corporation and e-learning experts, The Digital Innovation and Lifelong Learning (DILL) program provided funding to three partnerships led by education providers partnered with local healthcare employers. These partnerships, worked with Commonwealth Corporation and a nationally recognized expert in Competency Based Education to develop new competency based education (CBE) models intended to prepare entry level health care workers for career advancement into three separate high demand occupations: Pharmacy Technology, Practice Assistant (Medical Office), and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

Implementation funds are now supporting the delivery of these new models along with ongoing academic and career coaching supports for entry level workers.  For more information, please contact Mary-Ann Roberts at mroberts@commcorp.org or click below to get in touch.

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The Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund (WCTF) was established through economic stimulus legislation passed by the Massachusetts Legislature in 2006. The WCTF invests in demand-driven programs designed by industry sector partnerships that train and place into employment unemployed and underemployed workers. The purpose of the Fund is to support the development and implementation of employer and worker-responsive programs to enhance worker skills, incomes, productivity, and retention and to increase the quality and competitiveness of Massachusetts firms.

Governor Charles D. Baker issued Executive Order No. 581 on April 23, 2018, establishing the Commission on Digital Innovation and Lifelong Learning as an advisory body to make recommendations to the Governor and Lieutenant Governor on two main issues: (1) How to make use of innovations in higher education and workforce training to increase the education, skills, and employability of the people of Massachusetts throughout their lives; and (2) How to connect lifelong learning outcomes more closely with the needs of the Massachusetts economy and its future development.

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