Vote on November 2

Your vote counts on November 2!

Before you go to the polls on Tuesday, take a few minutes to hear what the candidates had to say about jobs and training at the Skills2Compete MA gubernatorial forum last month.

The person we elect to serve as our next governor will make crucial decisions about the Commonwealth’s investments in middle-skill jobs and how to better prepare our residents for these jobs.


Washington Policy Update

Interested in what’s happening at the federal level in terms of promoting middle-skill jobs and training?  SkillWorks: Partners for a Productive Workforce is a member of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, which recently posted a policy update on its blog focused on:

  • Workforce Investment Act Reauthorization–including what’s been proposed that will support greater sector-based training, career pathways, and increased focus on credential attainment.
  • The Community College and Career Training Grant program focused on improving instruction for adult learners–grant solicitation announcement due to be released within the next week
  • FY2011 Appropriations and Innovation Grants update

Read the entire post here:

All candidates to appear at Skills2Compete Forum on September 28

Charlie Baker, Timothy Cahill, Deval Patrick and Jill Stein are all confirmed to attend the Skills2Compete Gubernatorial Candidates’ Forum on September 28 at Bunker Hill Community College.

The forum, which will be held from 4 pm to 5:30 pm, will feature remarks from all the candidates on their plans to address the critical concerns of job creation, unemployment and job training, which have been central issues in the  2010 gubernatorial campaign.

Peter Howe (NECN) will moderate, and Curt Nickisch (WBUR), George Donnelly (Boston Business Journal) and Shirley Leung (Boston Globe) will ask questions of the candidates.

Register now to attend.

This forum would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors:

Associated Industries of Massachusetts; The Hyams Foundation, Inc.; The National Skills Coalition; and State Street Corporation.