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:

  • Helping low-skill, low-income individuals attain family-supporting jobs
  • Helping employers find and retain skilled employees.

SkillWorks engages in these
key systems-change strategies:

>> Industry Consortia

>> Workforce Partnerships

>> Leadership and Community Building

>> Public Policy and Practice

>> Work Readiness and Contextualized Work Experience


Are you a coach/direct service provider? Check out the Career Coaches Community of Practice website for resources, information, trainings & more!

Looking for training or education? See what Job Training Alliance members are offering!

For Job-Seekers: resources and information from the Mayor's Office of Workforce Development.

From the SkillWorks blog

  • New research highlights racial inequities in the Boston area workforce and makes actionable recommendations for equitable economic recovery

    A broad racial equit[...]

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