Catapult Revisited: What is Still Relevant for Next Generation Workforce Development Organizations in the COVID Recession?

In late 2019, SkillWorks and the Boston Foundation sought out some of the best workforce practitioners in the state who shared their thoughts on how we could capitalize on the region’s unprecedented growth and tight labor market by devising a workforce development system that benefited all workers as well as employers. Published as the Catapult Papers, they were a stake in the ground we entered 2020 rightly proud of. However, 2020 would quickly and drastically shift the ground we had so boldly claimed.

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New research highlights racial inequities in the Boston area workforce and makes actionable recommendations for equitable economic recovery

A broad racial equity agenda for the region’s workforce is a cornerstone of the city’s future economy

BOSTON, Jan. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — A new report shows that in the Boston metropolitan region, people of color are overrepresented in the essential jobs that are disproportionately impacted by the ongoing pandemic. The report uses data to identify workforce equity strategies that should be implemented to foster broad economic prosperity.

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SkillWorks names Andre Green Executive Director

Longtime nonprofit and policy leader takes on new role beginning August 10th

Boston – SkillWorks: Partners for a Productive Workforce is pleased to announce that Andre Green, a longtime nonprofit leader with experience in education, economic justice and workforce development, has been named Executive Director, beginning August 10, 2020.

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SkillWorks Launches Search for Next Executive Director

The SkillWorks workforce funder collaborative is searching for its next executive director. After the departure of Marybeth Campbell in June of 2019, SkillWorks, the Boston Foundation and our funders have been engaged in due diligence across key stakeholders, to help us chart the course for this search and the future of SkillWorks.

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