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The Workforce Solutions Group is pleased to announce the 12th Annual Massachusetts Jobs and Workforce Summit, happening on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. To ensure the safety of all attendees, the summit will be held online again this year. The pandemic has shifted the way we operate, including many aspects of the workplace. As we adjust to these changes, we must re-examine the training programs and resources available to support this transition, and ways to increase racial and economic justice for all individuals. The theme for this year’s summit is “Rapid Reemployment for a Just and Equitable Recovery”. We have lined up some incredible local and national speakers to share their vision, ideas and calls to action.
Now in its twelfth year, the 2021 Summit will attract hundreds of key policy makers, business, labor and education leaders, not only in Massachusetts but across the country. Featured speakers include Congresswoman Katherine Clark, MA Labor and Workforce Secretary Rosalin Acosta, Sarah Kalloch, Executive Director of the Good Jobs Institute, Rachel Lipson, Project Director of the Harvard Project on Workforce (invited), and many more.
The Workforce Solutions Group (WSG) brings together business, labor, community, and workforce organizations to advance a clear and unified policy agenda for workforce development. Working closely with SkillWorks and our partners across the state, WSG is the leading advocate for systems change and alignment among workforce, education, and economic development agencies; and the leading advocate for skills training for low income adults and youth, increased state resources for sector based job training, and employer investment in talent pipelines.
Through advocacy led by the WSG, the state has added more than $135 million in new workforce funding for the state of Massachusetts, including the creation of the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund (WCTF), the creation of the federal SNAP Employment and Training Program, Career Technical Institutes, and job training resources in legislation covering the transportation, life sciences, health care and gaming sectors/industries.