About SkillWorks › Evaluation and Impact

SkillWorks’s impact on the economic competitiveness of, and on the lives of low to moderate income job seekers in, the City of Boston cannot be denied. In Phase I (2003-2008) over 3,000 workers received skills training, with over 500 workers placed in jobs. More than 250 workers received promotions. SkillWorks also provided the model for similar programs in other cities, including Baltimore, New York City, and San Francisco as well as the National Fund for Workforce Solutions.

Abt Associates, in partnership with Mt. Auburn Associates, conducted SkillWorks’ Phase I outcomes evaluation. All evaluation reports are available for download. Click here for Phase I>>

In Phase II (2009-2013), SkillWorks again worked with Mt. Auburn Associates to conduct a thorough third-party evaluation which includes an examination of all three major components: workforce partnerships, capacity building and public policy. As with Phase I, all Phase II evaluation reports are available for download. Click here for Phase II>>

In Phase III (2014-2018), SkillWorks will continue to work with Mt. Auburn Associates for our third party evaluation, which will cover our three major components, as well as our four areas of focus: Drive Demand, Build Capacity, Increase Employability, and Target Impact. The Phase III evaluation report will be available for download upon completion. Stay tuned!>>

What’s New at SkillWorks

 

Major Investment in Boston’s Talent Pipeline Announced at TechHire Boston’s 3rd IT/Tech Forum!

TechHire Boston, SkillWorks, the Boston PIC, Boston Foundation and Venture Cafe Foundation hosted the 3rd IT/Tech forum on Monday, June 19th, 2017. Mayor Walsh and TBF's Paul Grogan also joined us to announce new investments in workforce development to grow the pool of talent and raise the level of candidate preparation from high school through college and into career.

Learn more & read the press release here!

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Watch the full video from the 1st IT/Tech forum

Read the Report: Information & Communication Technology: Shared Prosperity in the Digital Age


SkillWorks Partners to Increase Diversity in Tech

On November 18, 2017, the New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA) announced the launch of Hack.Diversity, a public-private partnership designed to tackle the underrepresentation of black and latino employees in Boston’s innovation economy. SkillWorks is a proud supporter of Hack.Diversity in partnership with the Boston Foundation, with an initial investment of $50,000 and the establishment of the Hack.Diversity Fund.

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