Capacity Building

One of SkillWorks’ key strategies is to build capacity among community-based organizations and workforce partnerships to ensure that they can meet the human resource needs of employers and low and moderate income individuals.

SkillWorks’ capacity building component is twofold:

  1. Using multiple methods, SkillWorks provides technical assistance to funded workforce partnerships, focusing on partnership management and governance, performance management, working with employers, measuring impact, systems change strategies, and other crucial areas that help partnerships meet their stated goals and objectives.
  1. SkillWorks also seeks to build the capacity of workforce partnerships and workforce system providers to implement and deliver dual-customer workforce services. To this end, SkillWorks will document and disseminate learnings from the initiative, host general trainings and workshop sessions, and create learning networks that include not only our workforce partnerships but also other organizations and grantees.

In Phase II, SkillWorks worked with the Commonwealth Workforce Coalition to deliver and coordinate capacity building services.

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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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