One of SkillWorks’ key strategies is to build capacity among community-based organizations and workforce partnerships to ensure that they can meet the human resource needs of employers and low and moderate income individuals.
SkillWorks’ capacity building component is twofold:
- Using multiple methods, SkillWorks provides technical assistance to funded workforce partnerships, focusing on partnership management and governance, performance management, working with employers, measuring impact, systems change strategies, and other crucial areas that help partnerships meet their stated goals and objectives.
- SkillWorks also seeks to build the capacity of workforce partnerships and workforce system providers to implement and deliver dual-customer workforce services. To this end, SkillWorks will document and disseminate learnings from the initiative, host general trainings and workshop sessions, and create learning networks that include not only our workforce partnerships but also other organizations and grantees.
In Phase II, SkillWorks worked with the Commonwealth Workforce Coalition to deliver and coordinate capacity building services.
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IT Jobs For All?
Understanding the Challenges and Opportunities of Meeting the IT/Tech Workforce Demands of Greater Boston
Friday, September 16, 2016
Partnering with the Boston Private Industry Council, SkillWorks launched the Greater Boston IT/Tech Employer Consortium at the first in a year-long series of forums. This forum focused on workforce challenges, including lack of diversity in the sector across all occupations and lack of exposure between employers and two-year colleges as a talent pipeline.
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Read the Report: Information & Communication Technology: Shared Prosperity in the Digital Age
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Skills to Succeed: A New Campaign to Increase Massachusetts’ Workforce Outcomes and Resources
SkillWorks, our policy advocacy partners at the Workforce Solutions Group , and others across the workforce community have developed a new policy campaign and set of policy recommendations to address Massachusetts' skills gap and other significant workforce challenges. The Skills to Succeed campaign includes a Four Point Plan for Job and Career Growth in Massachusetts, focusing on a few key areas that, if well-resourced and effectively implemented, could result in the greatest impact on the skills gap by increasing the yield of talent entering and exiting the pipeline to employment.
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