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Deadline: June 15, 2012


Commonwealth Corporation, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, has released a new Request for Proposals that will support partnerships of education providers, businesses and unions to conduct workplace needs analysis and workplace education program design activities.


The goals of these activities are to:


1) Determine whether there is sufficient need, demand and capacity for workplace education services at one or more workplaces and if so,

2) Prepare applications and their partners to submit Learn at Work Program Implementation Grant Proposals.


For the purpose of this program, workplace education programs are defined as Adult Basic Education (ABE) and/or English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programs that are contextualized to the industry, products or services of the participating business(es) and either to work functions currently performed by the program participants or to new work functions they are preparing to perform.


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Additional Documents:

Section One: Appendices:

A) Sample Planning Grant Application Memorandum of Agreement

B) Draft Learn at Work Planning Grant Report

C) Draft Learn at Work Implementation Grant Guidelines and Application Forms

D) Commonwealth Corporation's Standard Contract Terms and Conditions

Section Two: 

Planning Grant Budget and Budget Narrative

Section Three: Applicant Resources:

1) Guidelines for Development and Delivering Effective Workplace Education Services

2) Measuring Business Impact: A Workforce Development Practitioner's Guide



An online information session will be held on May 15, 2012 from 10-11am. To register for this session, please send an email asap to with "May 15th LAW RFP Information Session" in the subject line.


A Learn at Work Bidders' Webinar was held on March 21, 2012. Download the PowerPoint presentation from the webinar. 


Q&A posted March 27, 2012

Q&A posted April 9, 2012

Q&A posted May 22, 2012


Jane Saunders