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 2) to make sure that employers have workers who meet their needs.
Phase III Funding - Round 5 (Fall 2015)
New Funding (1 year terms):
- BEST Corp: $65,000 for:
- Boston Children's Hospital: $85,000 for the Train to Attain Initiative
- Boston Private Industry Council: $90,000 for the College Navigation Coach
- Cambridge Housing Authority: $90,000 for the Post-secondary Success Initiative (PSSI)
- Career Collaborative: $50,000 to help Roxbury Community College students attain and retain good jobs
- Center for Community Health Education, Research and Service (CCHERS): $65,000 on behalf of the Health Education Action Research and Technology (HEART) Consortium for their Home Care Aide training program
- Jewish Vocational Services (JVS): $100,000 for their STEM College and Careers Pathways program at Quincy College
- Roxbury Community College (RCC): $50,000 for the Career Pathways in Cyber Security for Minority Youth program
- Somerville Community Corporation: $60,000 for the First Source Jobs program
- Youth Hub: $45,533 to increase employability for youth in Codman Square
- Boston Private Industry Council: $48,825 on behalf of the Boston Healthcare Careers Consortium
- Pine Street Inn: $51,000 in year 2 funding for the Credential Completion and Career Advancement (CCCA) initiative
Phase III Funding - Round 4 (Spring 2015):
- YouthBuild Boston: $50,000 in Year 2 funding for their pre-apprenticeship training program.
Phase III Funding - Round 3 (Fall 2014):
- Boston Private Industry Council: $100,000 over 1 year for College Navigation Coaching
- Pine Street Inn: $112,000 over 2 years to implement their Credential Completion and Career Advancement (CCCA) Initiative
- Workforce Solutions Group: $150,000 over 1 year for workforce public policy advocacy
- BEST Corp: $54,500 in year 2 funding for their Hospitality Training Center
- JVS: $100,000 in year 2 funding for their Healthcare Training Institute
- YMCA Training Inc: $75,000 in year 2 funding for the Emerging Careers in Health Insurance program
Phase III Funding - Round 2 (Spring 2014):
- Asian American Civic Association (AACA) -
- $125,000 to support the Building Energy Efficient Maintenance Skills (BEEMS) program and enhanced outreach strategies targeted toward Opportunity Youth.
- $45,000 policy advocacy grant to the AACA on behalf of the Job Training Alliance (JTA)
- Boston Private Industry Council - $97,650 implementation grant for the Healthcare Careers Consortium.
- JVS -
- $5,600 to pilot, track, and analyze outreach strategies to Opportunity Youth.
- $31,500 to implement the College Persistence and Completion technology pilot.
- Massachusetts Advocates for Children (MAC) - $20,000 special project grant for the Boston Special Education Transition (B-SET) project's Workforce Development Taskforce to improve transitions of BPS students with disabilities to higher education and the workforce.
- X-Cel Education -
- $10,000 planning grant to develop specific career pathways as part of building out its college bridge program.
- $4,793 to pilot, track and analyze outreach strategies to Opportunity Youth.
- $25,000 to implement a College Persistence and Completion technology pilot.
- Year Up - $5,000 grant to support enhanced outreach strategies to Opportunity Youth.
- YouthBuild Boston - $29,000 to serve an additional eight young adults and support enhanced outreach strategies to Opportunity Youth.
Phase III Funding - Round 1 (Fall 2013):
- BEST Corp - A two-year, $109,000 grant to the Hospitality Training Center to provide coaching and training for individuals to enter and advance in good jobs in the hospitality industry.
- Boston Private Industry Council- A $9,240 planning grant to support the Healthcare Careers Consortium, an employer-driven healthcare sector partnership.
- JVS - A two-year, $225,000 grant to the Healthcare Training Institute to provide coaching and career advancement services to front line healthcare workers to help them complete post-secondary education credentials within the next two years. Also, a $10,000 planning grant for the Healthcare Workforce Career Center to lay the groundwork and develop a business plan for launching a healthcare career center.
- Pine Street Inn - A $10,000 planning grant to build a career advancement and credential attainment pathway within Pine Street's IMPACT employment services program for homeless clients.
- YMCA Training Inc.- A two-year, $150,000 grant to create a new training program to address staffing needs faced by health insurance companies and managed care organizations.
- YouthBuild Boston - A two-year, $100,000 grant to enable inner-city young adults to obtain training and industry-recognized credentials, and enter apprenticeships and employment in the building trades.