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

 

3rd TechHire Boston Forum is June 19th!
Join us, Mayor Marty Walsh, the Boston Private Industry Council, the Boston Foundation, TechHire Boston employers and many other key stakeholders for the third and final forum focused on strategies to close the IT/Tech workforce gap in Greater Boston! This forum will continue the theme of shared prosperity in the digital age and will showcase our strategy for shared investments in creating a more diverse and work ready pipeline for the IT/Tech sector.


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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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Second Greater Boston IT/Tech Forum A Success!
Leaders in business, workforce development, and education gathered today to explore strategies to diversify tech talent and increase access to well-paying IT/tech careers. The second Greater Boston IT/Tech Forum was part of a three-part series intended to spark conversation, inspire collaboration, and drive action to ensure all of Boston’s residents have a chance to be part of the booming tech sector in the city.

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Did you miss the First Greater Boston IT/Tech Forum?


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

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Upcoming Events & Meetings

May 22-25: Aspen Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund Forum

Boston Park Plaza

SkillWorks will be joining a panel to discuss Sectoral Organizing on May 23 at 1:00pm

May 22: Inclusive Innovation Leadership Conference (& VIP breakfast sponsored by SkillWorks)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM at the Westin Boston Waterfront

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June 7: Powering Greater Boston's Economy: Why the Latino Community is Critical to Our Shared Future

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the Institute of Contemporary Art

June 19: 3rd TechHire Boston Forum

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at District Hall

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