Weekly Workforce Roundup: December 19th – January 3rd, 2012

Happy New Year and Happy Workforce Thursday!

Here’s 2013’s First Roundup–please add anything we missed by using the “comments” field.

** The 2013 Commonwealth Workforce Coalition is soliciting workshop presentation proposals for it’s 10th Annual Conference “Sharing Skills~Building Connections- Opening Doors to Opportunity: 10 Years and Counting!”

We are seeking workshop proposals that highlight best practices, innovative solutions, practical tools, and models for workforce training, employment, and education programs and partnerships that support low-income individuals and families on the path to economic success. Proposals must be received electronically by January 14th.

Workforce in the News

Research and Reports

Tools and Resources

Funding Opportunities

  • 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.

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