Weekly Workforce Roundup: April 16-22

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

Action Alerts–FY2013 Budget

  • Calls are needed to support Amendment 826 (filed by Rep. Garballey) to recapitalize the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund at $10 million.
  • Calls are also needed for the following set of amendments related to workforce training:
    • Amendments 325 would level fund One Stop Career Centers (7003-0803)
    • Amendments 404 would restore and increase YouthWorks Youth Jobs Program (7002-0012)
    • Amendments 447 to restore and increase School-to-Career Connecting Activities (7027-0019)
    • Amendments 23 to restore the Shannon Anti Violence grant program (8100-0111)
    • Amendment 856 to restore the Education Rewards Grant Program (7002-1084)
    • Amendment 499 to maintain funding levels for Adult Basic Education.

Workforce Development In the News

Research and Reports

Tools and Resources

  • Andy Van Kleunen, Executive Director of the National Skills Coalition, testified before the House Education and Workforce Committee on WIA Reauthorization Bills.  Read his testimony or watch the webcast.

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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