Available to Businesses of all Sizes

Overview

The Workforce Training Fund Program (WTFP) helps address business productivity and competitiveness by providing resources to Massachusetts businesses to fund training for current and newly hired employees. In order to qualify, businesses must pay into the Fund. All for-profit companies automatically pay into the fund. If you are a non-profit, click here to learn if you qualify. Government agencies are not eligible to apply.

While available to businesses of all sizes, the WTFP focuses on small to medium-sized businesses that would not be able to invest in improving employee skills without the assistance of the Fund.

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Resources

The enabling legislation for the Workforce Training Fund (Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 29 Section 2RR) calls for a report to be filed with the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development and the House and Senate Ways and Means Committees, by September 1 of each year. The report addresses grants made during the previous fiscal year together with such recommendations and additional information as considered appropriate.

Blog

Leadership is like being the first egg cracked in an omelette. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito. That’s one of the messages about assertiveness that Cherrell McKoy picked up as a trainee in a workforce leadership program that’s now being offered to employees at Brockton-based Father Bill’s & MainSpring, the nonprofit that provides shelter to the homeless and supportive housing throughout southeastern Massachusetts, including the emergency shelter in the downtown area.
Local and state officials joined Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta, CommCorp staff, MassHire partners and First Student Inc. workers at First Student Inc. in Marlborough on Thursday, Sept. 26 for the announcement of the first-ever round of Senator Kenneth J. Donnelly Workforce Success Grants for FY19 through the Workforce Competitive Trust Fund (WCTF).

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