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The SkillWorks Funders Group oversees the grantmaking, policy advocacy, evaluation, capacity building and other initiative activities.

The Funders Group meets about 8 times per year, and regularly seeks input from experts in the field to inform the Initiative. Over the past 12 months, topics of discussion have included green jobs, the benefits of sectoral training strategies, WIA authorization, and asset development. Some Funders Group meetings are open to grantmakers who are not yet part of the SkillWorks initiative.

The Funders Group also has two subcommittees that oversee specific components of the initiative's work:

  • Workforce Partnerships Committee: reviews workforce partnership funding proposals and grantee progress and work plans; oversees technical assistance to grantees.
  • Public Policy Committee: reviews public policy advocacy funding proposals and grantee progress and work plans; helps set the policy advocacy agenda for SkillWorks.

Please contact us for more information on Funders Group meetings and activities.

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.


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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