State budget priorities for FY22

  Governor Charlie Baker proposed a budget for FY22 that makes substantial investments in job training, re-skilling, and youth jobs. However it cuts funding for several important programs including YouthWorks, Adult Basic Education/ESOL, Learn to Earn and the MassHire Career … Continued

State Budget Update

Good News! The FY20 Conference Committee budget was passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor. It makes substantial investments in job training, career pathways for youth, and workforce development. We are so grateful to Chair Michael Rodrigues, Chair … Continued

Budget and News Alert, March 1, 2017

  Time to Contact Your Legislators! The state budget process is in full swing.  Please contact your legislators to let them know you support youth jobs, career and technical education and sector based job training! Here’s the WSG Budget chart. … Continued

Guest Post: MA Jobs & Workforce Summit Recap: This Year, We Mean Business!

The following is a guest blog post by Kaitlyn Bean, Program Officer, SkillWorks: Partners for a Productive Workforce. You may view the original post on the SkillWorks website here:     In case you missed it, the Workforce Solutions Group … Continued

FY17 Final Budget Update

Final State Budget passed for FY17 After two rare weekend sessions, the state budget for FY17 has finally been passed.  With the unexpected shortfall of $45 million in state revenues, the budget process was even more challenging than usual this … Continued