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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

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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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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