Governor Patrick signs FY2012 budget; workforce priorities stand

Governor Patrick has signed the FY2012 budget without any additional cuts or vetoes to spending items and with only limited amendments and vetoes to outside sections.

Therefore workforce priorities stand as they were in the Conference Committee report:

  • 7003-0701-Workforce Training Fund: $19,900,000; becomes a trust
  • 7003-0803–One Stop Career Centers: $4,494,467
  • 7002-0012–At Risk Youth, YouthWorks youth jobs: $3,000,000
  • 7027-0019–School to Career Connecting Activities: $750,000
  • 7035-0002–ABE/ESOL: $27,702,108
  • 8100-0111–Shannon Anti-Gang Violence Program: $5,500,000
  • 4401-1000–Employment Services Program: $7,109,035

Author: SkillWorks

SkillWorks is a nationally recognized workforce funder collaborative, launched by the Boston Foundation in 2003 to improve workforce development in Boston and across Massachusetts. SkillWorks brings together philanthropy, government, community organizations and employers to address the twin goals of: 1) Helping low-skill, low-income individuals attain family-supporting jobs; and 2) Helping employers find and retain skilled employees.

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