Happy Workforce Wednesday!
Here’s this week’s roundup–please add anything we missed by using the “comments” field.
Workforce in the News
- View From The Senate: Growing our Innovation Economy, Creating Good Jobs (Sen. Katherine Clark, Wicked Local Malden Observer, November 10)
- $8250 Awarded to Help Veterans Get Employment (Worcester Telegram & Gazette, November 10)
- Three Million Open Jobs in the US, But Who’s Qualified? (60 Minutes, CBS, November 11)
- How our Education System Slows Economic Mobility (WBEZ 91.5, October 30)
Research and Reports
- Labor Market Trends Reports (Commonwealth Corporation and the New England Public Policy Center of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, November 2012)
- Fall 2012 Workforce Quarterly Newsletter (Commonwealth Corporation, November 2012)
- Report: Brief Examines Involuntary Part-Time Employment in Rural and Urban America (Carsey Institute, November 2012)
- Trends & Indicators: College Success (New England Journal of Higher Education, November 2012)
- Autonomy & Innovation: Systemic Change in a Decentralized State (Jobs for the Future, November 2012)
- Collaborative Learning: A Case Study on More than Wheels & Ways to Work (Robert Wook Johnson Foundation, Root Cause, November 2012)
Tools and Resources
- Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Internship Program: Now accepting applications from students and recent graduates, as well as Mass- based clean energy companies interested in hosting interns.
- Credentials to Careers Consortium: The Consortium promotes skills development and career opportunities through STEM education and career training for trade-impacted and other struggling workers.
- Job Training Alliance: A searchable listing of job training programs in the City of Boston.
- Metro Boston SCILS (Skilled Careers in Life Sciences) Initiative. Recruitment sessions continue! See the SCILS site for a calendar of events and more information.
- Why Green Is Your Color: A Woman’s Guide to a Sustainable Career A comprehensive manual designed to assist women with job training and career development as they enter into innovative and nontraditional jobs.
- Career One Stop (A proud partner of the American Job Center Network)Tools to help jobseekers, students, businesses and career professionals.
- The goal of the Employment Data Collection and Publication Strategies request for proposals is to incent and provide resources for a few leading employers and a few leading community colleges to conduct pilot programs for data collection and publication. This RFP is co-sponsored by the Boston Healthcare Careers Consortium and SkillWorks. Responses should be submitted by 5:00pm on November 30th.
- The Addressing the Middle Skills Gap Grant Program is designed to address the gap between the skills held by workers and the skills needed by employers for jobs that require more than a high school diploma but less than the equivalent of a 4-year degree. Required Letters of Intent are due by November 19, 2012. Please see the Request for Proposals for more information.
- Pay for Success Pilot Projects: Grants awarded will fund pilots of a Pay for Success model which is an innovative funding strategy for achieving specific social service outcomes. Closing date is December 11, 2012.
- Stand Down Grants: These grants provide an estimated 10,000 homeless veterans with opportunities to reintegrate into society.
- November 29, 2012: Commonwealth Corporation Open House Celebration
- November 30, 2012: Workshop Series highlights Modeling Work Readiness, Career Planning, and Integrated Curriculum (CWC, New Bedford Trainings)
- December 4, 2012: Webinar: Creating a Conversation on Job Quality: Research, Advocacy and Communication Strategies for Workforce Development Leaders (AspenWSI)
- December 5, 2012: Workers’ Pathways Coalition Meeting (DTA Works, Crittenton Women’s Union)
- December 12, 2012: What Works Webinar: Industry-Specific Workforce Development Strategies (Initiative for a Competitive Inner City)
- December 17-18, 2012: Post Election Philanthropy: Votes, Values and Vision (Workforce Matters)