The Addressing the Middle Skills Gap WCTF Grant Program addresses the gap between the skills held by workers and the skills needed by employers for jobs that require more than a high school diploma but less than the equivalent of a 4-year degree, commonly referred to as the “middle skills gap.”
The AIM Mentoring Program supports the design and implementation of mentoring programs for young people committed to the custody of the Department of Youth Services (DYS). The goals of the mentoring program are to increase the number young people attached to education and workforce opportunities, and reduce the number of young people who reoffend or violate the conditions of their release.
The Bridging the Opportunity Gap (BOG) initiative provides a variety of employment-related services to Department of Youth Services (DYS) youth, with a special focus on those returning to their home communities following residential treatment. BOG programs offer comprehensive employability services including career readiness, vocational, and entrepreneurship training, workforce certifications and subsidized employment experience.
The Health Care Workforce Transformation Fund was established as part of the legislation to support education and training initiatives for healthcare employers facing workforce challenges resulting from operational changes brought on by Chapter 224. The Planning Grants support healthcare organizations' planning activities as they prepare to address workforce challenges.
The Health Care Workforce Transformation Fund was established as part of the legislation to support education and training initiatives for healthcare employers facing workforce challenges resulting from operational changes brought on by Chapter 224. The Training Grants will help train healthcare providers to improve patient services and reduce healthcare costs.
The Learn at Work Program promotes public-private partnerships across industries throughout the Commonwealth that focus on workplace Basic Skills and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and to allow for greater flexibility to meet the needs of workers and businesses.
The Regional Training Capacity Pilot Program is part of the Workforce Training Fund Program. The intent of the Regional Training Capacity grants is to pilot a model the provides smaller businesses access to employee training.