Workforce Partnerships

Workforce Partnerships are at the center of the SkillWorks initiative. These partnerships focus on specific industry sectors, bringing together employers, nonprofit agencies, educational institutions, labor unions, and the government to:

  1. Provide effective training to those entering the workforce and to workers stuck in jobs with little opportunity for advancement; and
  1. To make sure that employers have workers who meet their needs.

Phase III Workforce Partnerships

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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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