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SkillWorks Partners to Increase Diversity in Tech
March 30, 2017

A tight labor market is a terrible thing to waste
Boston Globe Op Ed by Paul Grogan, March 23, 2017

What's Next for IT/Tech Talent Strategies in Boston? We'll be Putting Our Money Where our Mouth Is
SkillWorks Blog, March 15, 2017

Second Greater Boston IT/Tech Forum: IT Talent Strategies at Work

SkillWorks Blog, March 8, 2017

Still seeking work, in spite of low jobless levels in Mass
Boston Globe, February, 2017

Programs to Support Job Training Success: Innovations to Address Unmet Needs
Institute for Women's Policy Research, January 31, 2017

As New England Ages, Immigrants Make Up A Growing Share of Health Workers
WBUR, December 20, 2016

White House Expands TechHire Initiative to Grow IT Pipeline
Campus Technology, December 2, 2016

TRAINING THE NEXT GENERATION IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Boston Globe, November 21, 2016

TECH FIRMS HAVE A LOT TO DO TO FIX DIVERSITY
Boston Globe, November 18, 2016

CREATING DIVERSITY IN THE INNOVATION ECONOMY
Boston Globe Op Ed, November 18, 2016

HUBSPOT, VERTEX AND OTHERS INVOLVED IN NEW DIVERSITY RECRUITING EFFORT
Boston Business Journal, November 18, 2016

INITIATIVE AIMS TO INCREASE DIVERSITY IN BOSTON'S INNOVATION ECONOMY
WBUR, November 18, 2016

NEW TRAINING CENTER TO FOCUS ON BUILDING DIVERSITY IN BOSTON LUXURY HOTELS
AFL-CIO NOW Blog, November 16, 2016

JOB TRAINING PROGRAM FINDS GOOD HOME AT COMMUNITY COLLEGES
Next City, November 15, 2016

MASS. YOUTH ARE LEFT OUT OF STATE'S IMPROVING ECONOMY
Boston Globe, November 2, 2016

THREE LOCAL INDUSTRIES OFFER CAREER PATHWAYS TO GOOD JOBS & GOOD PAY, REPORT SAYS
Mayor's Office of Workforce Development blog, October 26, 2016

WALSH TO EXPAND FREE COMMUNITY COLLEGE TUITION PROGRAM
Boston Globe, October 25, 2016

IT'S TIME FOR VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS TO GET SOME RESPECT
Boston Globe, September 28, 2016

BOSTON SUMMER PROGRAM BOOSTS MATH, READING, SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL SKILLS, NATIONAL STUDY SHOWS
Mayor's Office, September 7, 2016

SKILLED APPRENTICESHIP: THE CAREER PATH LESS TRAVELED
Boston Business Journal, August 26, 2016

SUMMER YOUTH JOBS PROGRAMS: WHAT DO WE KNOW?
Brookings Institution, August 23, 2016

GOV. BAKER SIGNS LAW AIMED AT FOSTERING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
WBUR.org, August 10, 2016

GRADUATES OF BOSTON'S JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS SEE WAGES DOUBLE
Boston.com, July 7, 2016

REPORT SHOWS IMPACT OF NEIGHBORHOOD JOBS TRUST ON JOBS, INCOMES
Mayor's Office of Workforce Development, July 6, 2016

SOUTH BOSTON HOTELS GENERATE JOBS, COMMUNITY BENEFITS

Mayor's Office of Workforce Development, June 29, 2016

BOSTON CAREER CHANGERS CAN FIND PLENTY OF HELPING HANDS
Boston Globe, April 23, 2016

JVS PROGRAM OFFERS PATHWAYS TO JOBS, COLLEGE, SOLID CAREERS
Boston Herald, April 20, 2016

BEST CORP GRADUATES FIRST CLASS OF HOSPITALITY PRE-APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
Mayor's Office of Workforce Development, April 5, 2016

GE GIVES $50 MILLION TO BOSTON FOR SCHOOLS, CLINICS AND JOB TRAINING
GE Reports, April 4, 2016

VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOLS MAKE PITCH AS SOLUTION TO MASS. WORKFORCE WOES
WGBH News, March 29, 2016

EDUCATORS, EMPLOYERS LAUD STATE PLAN TO BOOST VOKE SCHOOL FUNDING
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, March 29, 2016

BAKER PUSH FOR VOCATIONAL SCHOOL AID WINS BACKING
State House News Service, March 29, 2016

VIEW POINT: JOB TRAINING WORKS FOR MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Business Journal, March 11, 2016

GOVERNOR UNVEILS $5M FOR JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS
Boston Globe, January 26, 2016

BAKER EYES $83.5M MORE FOR VOC SCHOOLS
Boston Herald, January 22, 2016

NEW INVESTMENT IN JOB TRAINING FOR WELL PAID JOBS
Bay State Banner, November 2015

JOB TRAINING IN MASS. FALLS SHORT, STUDY SAYS
Boston Globe, November 2015

DEVELOPING A WORKFORCE: GRANT PROVIDES TRAINING FUNDS FOR HOTELS, CONSTRUCTION
Bay State Banner, October 2015

NEW RESOURCE CENTER HELPS CITY YOUTHS MAKE CAREER CONNECTIONS
Boston Globe, July 2015

FOR MANY, PROGRAM A BRIDGE TO A BETTER LIFE
Boston Herald, October 2014

STUDENTS GET HANDS-ON BIOTECH TRAINING: QUINCY COLLEGE OFFERS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Boston Herald, April 2014

MISSION HILL RESIDENT HONORED FOR WORK ETHIC
December 13, 2013

ADDRESSING COLLEGE COSTS FOR ADULT-ED TRANSITION STUDENTS
OVAE Blog, December 13, 2013

JOB-SPECIFIC TRAINING GIVES UNEMPLOYED A LEG UP
Boston Globe, November 10, 2013

UNUSUAL ALLIANCE BACKS JOB TRAINING
Boston Globe, January 26, 2013


THE SKILLS GAP: MYTH OR REALITY?

Boston Business Journal, September 28, 2012

NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS GROWING WATER SECTOR FOR LOCAL, GREEN JOBS
Wicked Local Newburyport, September 19, 2012

JAMAICA PLAIN RESIDENT RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD: HEALTHCARE INSTITUTE HONORED IN OHIO
JP Patch, July 12, 2012

YOUR VIEW: NEW STUDY HIGHLIGHTS CAREER PATHWAYS FOR GREEN JOBS
SouthCoastTODAY.COM, April 26, 2012

COLUMN: NEW STUDY HIGHLIGHTS CAREER PATHWAYS FOR GREEN JOBS
Brookline TAB, April 24, 2012

RECYCLING INDUSTRY POISED FOR HIRING: WORKERS ALREADY IN SHORT SUPPLY, STUDY REPORTS
Boston Globe, April 21, 2012

NAVIGATOR HELPS PLOT COLLEGE PATH: TRIES TO KEEP STUDENTS ON TRACK
Boston Herald, April 16, 2012

NEW REPORT CHALLENGES BOSTON TO REINVENT THE 'INNOVATION ECONOMY'
90.9 WBUR, March 14, 2012

TRAINING OUR WORKERS TO SUCCEED--TODAY AND TOMORROW
Boston.com/Lynnfield Patch, February 2, 2012

CLIMBING THE CAREER LADDER
Boston Herald, October 24, 2011

HOTEL WORKERS RISING
MA Worker Education Roundtable, July 22, 2011

FED GRANT TO FIX SHORTAGE OF HYBRID-CAR MECHANICS
Boston Herald, July 17, 2011

MILLIONS IN FUNDING GOES TO GREEN JOB TRAINING IN 7 MAJOR CITIES
AOL Jobs, June 29, 2011

BOSTON TO GET GREEN INDUSTRY JOB TRAINING BOOST
Mass High Tech, June 28, 2011

JOBS FOR THE FUTURE TO LAUNCH GREEN JOBS TRAINING IN HIGH-GROWTH INDUSTRIES
PR Newswire, June 27, 2011

HUB GROUP GETS JOB TRAINING GRANT

Boston Globe, June 23, 2011

TRAINING NECESSARY
Boston Herald, June 17, 2011

DEFENDING PHILANTHROPY FROM ITS DETRACTORS
National Review Online, May 25, 2011

TRAINING KEY TO GREEN JOBS
Boston Herald, April 11, 2011

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT MA STATE REPORT
Root Cause, Social Impact Research, March 2011

CREATING JOBS AND BUILDING COMMUNITIES: THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF FOUNDATIONS
The Philanthropic Collaborative, March 2011

ABCD GETS $75K GREEN JOBS TRAINING GRANT FROM SKILLWORKS
massnonprofit.org, February 11, 2011

READY TO PROVIDE
Boston Herald, September 3, 2010

TRAINING NEEDED FOR MID-LEVEL JOBS, STUDY SAYS
Boston Globe, July 14, 2010

AACA AND CPA RECEIVE GREEN GRANTS FROM SKILLWORKS
Sampan, June 11, 2010

SKILLWORKS GIVES $111K TO TWO BOSTON WORKFORCE NONPROFITS
massnonprofit.org, May 27, 2010

BOSTON NONPROFITS LAND $100K FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY TRAINING
Mass High Tech, May 26, 2010

SKILLWORKS HELPS BOLSTER LABOR FORCE
Allston-Brighton TAB, March 31, 2010

WHERE WILL THE NEW JOBS BE, AND WHO IS PREPARED TO TAKE THEM ON?
Quincy Cove, March 25, 2010

MASS. LABOR POOLS MAY BE CROWDED, BUT THEY'RE NOT ALWAYS DEEP
90.9 fm WBUR, July 17, 2009

PHILANTHROPY FILE: SKILLWORKS MAKES WORKFORCE PARTNERSHIP GRANTS
Boston Business Journal, March 27, 2009

WORRIED WORKERS RACE TO RETOOL
Boston Globe, January 24, 2009

SKILLWORKS AIMS TO RAISE $10M FOR WORKFORCE INITIATIVE
Boston Globe, June 3, 2008

BETTER HELP WANTED
Boston Globe, April 15, 2008

BAY STATE JOBS PROGRAM GOES NATIONAL WITH $50 MILLION FUND
Boston Business Journal, September 7, 2007 (PDF)

SKILLWORKS RECEIVES FUNDING FROM NEWLY LAUNCHED NATIONAL FUND FOR WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS
September 6, 2007

FROM HELPLESS TO HEARTENING
Boston Globe, September 6, 2007

HELP WANTED? WORK NEEDED? 2M TO THE RESCUE
Boston Globe, August 5, 2007

JOBS WITH A FUTURE
Boston Globe, July 11, 2007

REBUILDING THE MASSACHUSETTS WORKFORCE
Boston Globe (Robert J. Haynes and William J. Tinti), January 3, 2007

STUDY: YOUNG WORKERS LEAVING NEW ENGLAND
Mass High Tech Journal, July 7, 2006 (PDF)

6 GOV CANDIDATES SOUND OFF AT FORUM
The Gardner News, July 1-2, 2006 (PDF)

GOV CANDIDATES GANG UP ON MITT'S JOB-TRAINING VETO
Boston Herald, June 30, 2006 (PDF)

REILLY PRESSES FOR VOTE ON GAY MARRIAGE BAN
The Boston Globe, June 30, 2006

ATTORNEY GENERAL TOM REILLY SAID THURSDAY THAT STATE LEGISLATORS SHOULD VOTE
Boston Globe, June 29, 2006

UNTAPPED TALENT
New York Times (Bob Herbert), June 5, 2006

THE MISSING LINK IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Boston Globe, March 7, 2006

CONNECTING TO JOBS
Boston Globe Editorial, February 13, 2006

A COMMONWEALTH GROWING, BUT GROWING APART
Boston Business Journal (Andrew Sum & Don Gillis), October 21, 2005 (PDF)

DIMASI'S STIMULUS STRATEGY
Boston Globe, August 2, 2005

WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS BILL
MetroWest Daily News, July 1, 2005 (PDF)

WORKFORCE WORK
Boston Globe, June 13, 2005

A STITCH IN TIME
Boston Globe, June 1, 2005

THE COST OF THRIVING
Boston Globe Editorial, March 19, 2005

FILLING THE NEED FOR AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANS
The Road Runner (Newsletter of the New England Tire & Service Association), March, 2005 (PDF)

FOCUS IS ON WORKER
Fourth of 9 Sessions Set: Worcester Telegram & Gazette, October 25, 2004 (PDF)

FOUNDATION WINS OVERDONORS TO PAY FOR JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS
Employment & Training Reporter, October 20, 2003 (PDF)

INVESTING IN LOW-INCOME WORKERS MAKES SENSE
Boston Business Journal (Thomas Menino & Paul Grogan), September 12, 2003 (PDF)

GROUP LAUNCHES TRAINING PROGRAM
Boston Herald, September 11, 2003 (PDF)

A BOOST TO BETTER JOBS
Boston Globe, September 11, 2003

BOSTON FOUNDATION KICKS OFF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PLAN
Boston Globe, September 11, 2003

What’s New at SkillWorks

 

Major Investment in Boston’s 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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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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