Action Alert: Support Amendment for Increased Funding for the WCTF!

The effort to reconstitute and increase funding for the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund (WCTF) goes on!

Senator Daniel Wolf (D Harwich) has proposed an amendment to the Economic Development bill to allocate increased funding for the WCTF.

While the Economic Development bill included funding for much-needed middle skills job training, the majority of low-income and low-skilled workers will not be able to access these workforce training funds. Senator Wolf’s amendment requests $5 million in funding for the WCTF to allow another segment of the Massachusetts workforce to access opportunities and increase their wages.

We ask you to join us, the Workforce Solutions Group, Senator Wolf, and the co-sponsors that have signed on to support this amendment thus far: Senators Donnelly, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Ms. Creem, Messrs. DiDomenico and Eldridge, Ms. Forry, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Michael O. Moore and Lewis, Ms. Spilka, Messrs. Joyce and Barrett and Ms. Lovely, in our support for increased funding for the WCTF!

How can you help?

Please ask your state Senator to show their support for the WCTF by co-sponsoring this amendment!

To find your state Senator visit:

Keep tabs on this piece of legislation here.

Thank you!


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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