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

 

SkillWorks releases NEW 4-Year Plan (2018-2021)!

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SkillWorks in the news: In recent Boston Business Journal ViewPoint article, SkillWorks Executive Director, Marybeth Campbell, highlights the need to rethink workforce development for a diverse 21st-century workforce.

Download the full article: Lets bring tech into the 21st century


$11 million in NEW Investments in Workforce Development and Boston’s Tech 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

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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Learn more about Hack.Diversity on their website and check out their blog to read their "Meet the 2017 Cohort" series and other insightful articles!


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