About SkillWorks › Goals

SkillWorks has two primary goals:

  • To help low-skill, low- and moderate-income residents move to family-sustaining jobs; and
  • To help employers find and retain skilled employees.

We accomplish these goals by investing in four key focus areas:

  1. Drive Demand. Support a more employer centric approach through new industry partnerships and business engagement strategies that streamline access to talent, develop responsive programs and improve employee retention.
  1. Deepen Capacity. Increase access to training and likelihood of employment by supporting practices, programs and providers that offer a continuum of service or partner with others to achieve a “whole person” approach and maximize outcomes for individuals served.
  1. Increase Employability. Invest in work readiness skills linked to work based learning for job seekers with a focus on youth to better position youth and young adults for employment.
  1. Target Impact. Link training programs to job quality, build relationships with employers that value investment in front line workers to lead to greater production, retention and positive outcomes for employers and employees.

In order to achieve large-scale, sustainable improvements to the workforce development system that we seek, SkillWorks also invests in three systems change strategies:

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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