Weekly Workforce Roundup:January 3rd – January 11th, 2013

Happy Workforce Friday!

Here’s this week’s 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.

**NETWORK 2013 Call for Presenters!

Presented in collaboration with the System for Adult Basic Education Support (SABES), the NETWORK Conference is the signature professional development event for the Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education (MCAE) and the largest ABE conference in New England and we are now soliciting presenter’s. Application must be submitted by January 25, 2013.

Click here to download the complete Call for Presenter’s as a PDF.

Click here to access the online presenter’s form.

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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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.

One thought on “Weekly Workforce Roundup:January 3rd – January 11th, 2013”

  1. “Weekly Workforce Roundup:January 3rd – January 11th, 2013 | SkillWorks: Partners for a Productive Workforce” ended up being quite enjoyable and informative!
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