Happy Workforce Wednesday and Happy Holidays!
Here’s this week’s roundup–please add anything we missed by using the “comments” field.
Workforce in the News
- Recession’s Scars: Report says Parents’ Low Wages Hurt Teens (Megan Woolhouse, The Boston Globe, December 17, 2012)
- To Close the Skills Gap, Re-Value the Associates Degree (New England Journal of Higher Education, December 2012)
Research and Reports
- Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development Plan (Dept. of Public Health, December 2012)
- To Help Families Locally, Changes are Needed at the State Level (Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, December 2012)
- Jobs Creation Commission Final Report (Massachusetts State Senate, October 2012)
- Study Suggest Employers Find Distinct Value in Meeting Labor Needs through Alternative Staffing Programs (Center for Social Policy, UMass Boston, December 2012)
- Youth Employment – In Massachusetts and the U. S. (MassBudget and Policy Center, December 2012)
- How Youth Are Put At Risk by Parents Low-Wage Jobs (Center for Social Policy, UMass Boston, December 2012)
Tools and Resources
- Preparing for the New GED Test: What to Consider before 2014 (Working Poor Families Project, December 2012)
- Workforce3 One: Year End Newsletter: This issue features a lot of great resources from the year as well as their most popular webinars.
- Massachusetts Medical Technology Veterans Program (MassMVP): Provides veterans with training and networking opportunities within the medical device and diagnostics industry sectors. Goal is to provide vets with access to employment opportunities in the medical device sectors.
- Our State Budget: Building a Better Future Together: describes the ongoing fiscal crisis, recent budget cuts, our tax system, and the choices we will face moving forward (MassBudget)
- 2013 Guide to New England Colleges and Universities ( New England Journal of Higher Education, November 2012)
- The Massachusett’s High-Demand Professions Scholarship – was created in alignment with the Vision Project goal of attaining national higher education leadership in the area of workforce development. The scholarship will provide grants of up to $6,500 per year for UMass students, up to $5,500 for state university students, and up to $4,000 per year for community college students beginning in spring 2013.
- Stand Down Grants: These grants provide an estimated 10,000 homeless veterans with opportunities to reintegrate into society.
- January 8, 2013: Coaching for College and Careers Workshop (Coaching for College Career Workshop Flyer 1-8-13, Skillworks and CWC)
- April 5, 2013: Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education Network Conference (MCAE)
- May 9, 2013: Commonwealth Workforce Coalition 10th Annual Conference