Weekly Workforce Roundup: Mar. 12-Mar. 18

Here’s this week’s roundup!  Please add anything we missed by using the “comments” field.

Action Alerts

  • Support Adult Basic Education in the MA state budget.  MCAE is conducting a campaign asking ABE students to send postcards to thank their state legislators and ask them to support an allocation of $30.7 million for the ABE line item 7035-0002.  Read MCAE action alert and find out how to participate.

Workforce Development In the News

Research and Analysis

Tools and Resources

  • SkillsPass, JobReadiness and the Labor Market Value Index – a suite of tools to help align curriculum with job skill requirements to make it more responsive to employers’ needs.  Webinars being held by the Workforce Strategy Center on March 14 and 22.  Register here.
  • Forgivable Student Loans Helping Employees Advance (ICIC features Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s forgivable loan program)

Funding Opportunities

Upcoming Events


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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