Weekly Workforce Round Up: July 31st – August 7th, 2013

Welcome to the Weekly Roundup!

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

Workforce in the News

Research and Reports

Tools and Resources

  • Commonwealth Corporation’s new blog, Mass Youth Unemployment provides resources and strategies that:
    • Help combine work and leaning
    • Ensure teens and young adults thrive on the job
    • Provide easy ways to implement new programmatic ideas and share information with colleagues
    • Support the work of youth employment staff at non-profits, public agencies, school programs…
  • Crittenton Women’s Union (CWU) is pleased to invite submissions of research, policy and practice oriented papers, panels, and interactive workshops on innovative approaches to promoting economic mobility for Disrupting the Poverty Cycle, CWU’s 2nd conference, at UMass Boston on April 10, 2014.

Funding Opportunities

Upcoming Events

  • August 8, 2013: Leaders in Advanced Manufacturing Breakfast Panel (Commonwealth Corporation, CONNECT, UMass Dartmouth)
  • April 10, 2014: Disrupting the Poverty Cycle -Crittenton Women’s Union 2nd Annual Conference
  • May 1, 2014: Sharing Skills~Building Connections – 11th Annual Commonwealth Workforce Coalition Conference
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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.

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