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SkillWorks Coaches Group Facilitator

SkillWorks currently partners with consultant Martha Oesch who facilitates and coordinates the SkillWorks Coaches Group. The SkillWorks Coaches Group formed in 2009 as a forum for practitioners to meet and define a set of issues, create and identify helpful tools and share best practices for working with under and unemployed jobseekers and hard to serve/underserved individuals. The professionally facilitated group meets monthly and includes coaches from all of SkillWorks' workforce partnerships and other interested stakeholders that offer coaching services. This peer learning forum also includes a twice annual joint meeting with the United Way financial literacy coaches, as well as academic advisors and careeer counselors from a number of other non-SkillWorks funded organizations.

For more information on SkillWorks' Career Coaching Model, please see the Resource Documents section of our website and the 2014 evaluation of the Phase II coaching model.

If you have any questions or are interested in learning more about or joining the SkillWorks Coaches Group, please contact Marybeth Campbell, SkillWorks Executive Director, at 617-338-4377 or Marybeth.Campbell at tbf.org

Commonwealth Workforce Coalition

In previous years, SkillWorks has partnered with the Commonwealth Workforce Coalition (CWC) to provide SkillWorks partnerships with a range of capacity building services that helped to strengthen partnerships and program outcomes.

CWC’s goal is to foster peer learning wherever possible and to complement it with individualized technical assistance where needed. In recent years, SkillWorks has participated in and helped sponsor CWC's annual Sharing Skills ~ Building Connections Conference which provides agencies from across the Commonwealth with the opportunity to improve their workforce programs and practices; build connections across the range of provider systems; share skills and experiences; and equips attendees to better provide employment services to thousands of underemployed and unemployed people moving towards economic success.

For more information on the Commonwealth Workforce Coalition, please see http://cwc.cedac.org/index.html.

Please direct any questions about the SkillWorks Capacity Building program to Marybeth Campbell, SkillWorks Executive Director, at 617-338-4377 or Marybeth.Campbell at tbf.org

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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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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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