SkillWorks’ March Grantee Convening

Earlier this month, SkillWorks held our first grantee convening of 2016, which brought together new and continuing grantees and partners we will be working with this year. As always, it was a fantastic opportunity to get the majority of our grantees together in one room to share updates, spur discussion, strengthen networks, and facilitate knowledge, practice and idea sharing. The meeting was packed full of content and opportunities for interaction, with presentations and discussion sessions on the Signal Success soft skills curriculum, SkillWorks’ youth and young adult investment strategy, IT/Tech industry research results and updates, and more.


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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center

The Sharing Skills~Building Connections conference provides agencies from across the Commonwealth with the opportunity to improve their workforce programs and practices; build connections across the range of provider systems; share skills and experiences; and equips attendees to better provide employment services to thousands of underemployed and unemployed people moving towards economic success.

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How to Impact State Budget Decisions


by Lew Finfer, Director of MCAN and Workforce Solutions Group (WSG) E Team member  

Curious about the timeline and mechanics of the Massachusetts State budget process and how you can get involved? Keep reading to learn more and find out how you can influence key budget decisions!

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Massachusetts WIOA State Plan Public Review and Comment Period

Dear Friend of SkillWorks:

You are invited to review the draft Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Massachusetts Combined State Plan website and provide comments and feedback through in-person public meetings, or online. Please visit the Massachusetts WIOA State Plan website (or continue reading) for more information!

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Deadline Extended: CareerSTAT Frontline Health Care Worker Recognition Award


The nomination period for the 2016 CareerSTAT Frontline Health Care Worker Champion Program has been extended! All application materials are now due Friday, March 4, 2016. 

With the goal of recognizing oustanding health care employers, the 2016 CareerSTAT Frontline Health Care Worker Champion Program seeks to:

  • Recognize employers who are investing strategically in their frontline workforce;
  • Raise awareness around investments in frontline workers;
  • Identify frontline worker champion employers across the United States;
  • Share best practices with other employers seeking to learn more about how to do this work; and
  • Encourage other health care providers across all service lines to invest in their workers.

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