Weekly Workforce Round Up: September 13th – September 26th, 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

  • Aspen Institute is conducting a survey on nonprofit-community college partnerships.  In partnership with community colleges, these nonprofit organizations are offering a range of academic and non-academic supports to foster student success. We have called these types of collaborations Courses to Employment (C2E) partnerships and early research show students served by these partnerships achieve positive educational and employment outcomes. If you are a nonprofit organization engaged in this work, please take our survey here.
  • WorkHands is a new tool that helps the millions of skilled trades workers in this country build an online identity, connect with colleagues, and stand out in the job search.
  • Partnership for Automotive Career Education (PACE) is a well established education program that gives free automotive training to qualifying students, then gives their career a big push in the right direction.
  • 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…
  • Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Internship Program has recently begun accepting applications for the 2013 fall session. The program provides paid internship opportunities for college students and recent graduates at Massachusets-based clean energy companies.

Funding Opportunities

Upcoming Events


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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