About SkillWorks

SkillWorks is a multiyear initiative to improve workforce development in Boston and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. SkillWorks brings together philanthropy, government, community organizations and employers to address the twin goals of helping low income individuals attain family supporting jobs and businesses find skilled workers. Phase I (2003-2008) invested $15 million to help more than 3,000 workers receive skills training with hundreds entering the workforce or receiving raises and promotions.

Phase II (2009-2013) continues this important work with an added emphasis on better connecting Massachusetts’s community colleges and other post-secondary institutions to and the workforce development system. SkillWorks plans to raise $10 million for Phase II for investments in Workforce Partnerships, Public Policy Advocacy and Capacity Building.

SkillWorks has become a model for cities across the country and for the National Fund for Workforce Solutions.

Download a one-page fact sheet about SkillWorks.

What’s New at SkillWorks

Join SkillWorks and the Workforce Solutions Group for Youth Pathways Advocacy Day on April 10, 2014 at 11 am in State House. Room 437.

 

With support from the Citi Foundation, SkillWorks and Midas partnered on an effort to integrate financial stability strategies into our workforce partnerships. Read more about our efforts in our recently released report. Download the report.

 

SkillWorks convened funders and partners in August 2013 for a presentation and tour by the Boston Redevelopment Authority on development in Boston, with a focus on the Innovation District. Download the slides. (33 MB)

 

SkillWorks partnered with Success Boston on a webinar featuring Tips on Coaching for College Success. Download the webinar slides.