SkillWorks: Partners for a Productive Workforce

SkillWorks is a $25 million public/private partnership between the Boston Foundation, the City of Boston, local and national philanthropic and corporate entities designed to meet worker and business needs while developing pathways out of poverty in the face of overwhelming evidence that: 1) our economy is shedding unskilled jobs and growing middle-to high-skill jobs; and 2) a large percentage of our workforce is unprepared for the available jobs in our economy.  SkillWorks invests in employer-driven, sector-based training and placement strategies to help low-skill, low- and moderate-income residents move to family-sustaining jobs; and help employers find and retain skilled employees. SkillWorks is a nationally recognized workforce development intermediary and is the model for the National Fund for Workforce Solutions and its commitment to workforce development over ten years has resulted in the initiative and its grantees helping more than 5,000 job seekers and incumbent workers progress on a path to self-sufficiency, increased the number and capacity of workforce partnerships, and advocated for key workforce priorities locally, statewide and federally.

To learn more about funding opportunities, please visit the RFP section of the SkillWorks website.