Joint Partners coordinate the education, workforce and business services of the regions Workforce Development system to support job-driven career pathways for individuals that lead to a more informed, educated, and skilled workforce to meet the needs of businesses.
Adult Education & Transition Program at Bunker Hill Community College
Bunker Hill Community College offers two Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) grant funded programs to assist adults in developing the necessary skills in English language proficiency, acquiring a High School Credential (HiSET), and successfully completing college program credits.
Adult Learning Center at Middlesex Community College
The Adult Learning Center assists students in improving basic academic skills, attaining English proficiency, and preparing for the High School Equivalency and/or College Placement Tests. The center also provides instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, and basic computing/digital literacy.
Cambridge Community Learning Center
The Community Learning Center helps adults improve their lives and increase their community participation through free educational programs and services. These services include:
- Classes in English, citizenship, basic reading, writing, and math,
- Preparation for a high school diploma,
- Preparation for college,
- Home Health Aide (HHA) training,
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training, and
- Workplace Education at MIT.
The Community Learning Center also offers free educational and career counseling, tutoring, and basic computer instruction.
Department of Transitional Assistance
The Department of Transitional Assistance assists and empowers low-income individuals and families to meet their basic needs, improve their quality of life, and achieve long term economic self-sufficiency. DTA serves one in eight residents of the Commonwealth with direct economic assistance (cash benefits) and food assistance (SNAP benefits), as well as workforce training opportunities.
Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA)
DUA oversees the unemployment insurance (UI) program, which provides temporary income assistance to eligible workers in Massachusetts. DUA also determines and collects employer contributions to the UI program.
English at Large
English At Large provides free, relevant, practical, and accessible services to adult immigrants and refugees in 21 communities in Middlesex County. Their One-to-One Tutoring, Conversation Groups, Career Access Lab (CAL), Beginner English and Summer Book Groups give English language learners at all levels the knowledge, skills, tools, support and confidence they need to fully engage in their communities and move forward in their new life in the United States.
The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.
The English Language Program provides free, year-round English classes to immigrant and refugee adults in Greater Boston to help them become successful workers, parents and community members.
Intergenerational Literacy Program/Chelsea Public Schools
The Intergenerational Literacy Program (ILP) is committed to seeing our learners and their families succeed by providing literacy instruction to adults and youth, as well as connecting our learners to additional resources that will support them to reach their goals.
Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB)
MCB provides the highest quality rehabilitation and social services to Massachusetts residents who are blind, leading to their independence and full community participation.
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) helps individuals with disabilities to live and work independently. MRC is responsible for Vocational Rehabilitation, Community Living and eligibility determination for the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) federal benefits programs.
SCALE (Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experiences)
SCALE provides classes and support services to more than 1,200 adult learners annually who need basic reading, writing and math skills, English instruction for non-native speakers, or a high-school credential. SCALE’s fully accessible facilities include a computer lab and an on-site Test Center. Classes are free. Fees are charged for orientations, adult evening school, testing, and for the Adult Diploma Program.
Senior Community Services Employment Program at Operation ABLE (SCSEP)
The SCSEP program is for unemployed job seekers 55 and older who are committed to finding a job. Coverage areas include, in Massachusetts: Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, and Worcester Counties and most of New Hampshire. Participants must meet Federal low-income guidelines. They will be paid for training in their own community for up to 20 hours a week, get help searching for a job, and gain new work experience which can lead to unsubsidized employment.
Veterans Employment Representative
Veteran Employment Representatives develop job and training opportunities for veterans, with special emphasis on veterans with service-connected disabilities.
YMCA International Learning Center Woburn
The YMCA ILC features high quality, affordable English classes. Classes are taught by experienced faculty. These classes include Advanced listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar. Six hours of instruction a week is provided.
STATE AND FEDERAL PARTNERS
The mission of the Commonwealth Corporation is to build upward mobility pathways for Massachusetts youth and adults to prepare for high demand careers, in concert with state and regional partners.
The English Works Campaign is a unique coalition of immigrant community leaders, labor unions, business and civic leaders, educators, and advocates across Massachusetts working toward a Commonwealth that provides all residents with a pathway to economic self-sufficiency; ensures a stable, skilled workforce for businesses; and integrates immigrants into the fabric of our economy, communities and shared civic life.
Massachusetts Business Roundtable
The Massachusetts Business Roundtable is a statewide public affairs organization of chief executive officers and area executives of the state’s leading companies representing a full range of Massachusetts industry and business enterprise.
Massachusetts Workforce Association
The Massachusetts Workforce Association (MWA) creates a unified identity and voice for the Commonwealth’s workforce development system, encompassing a comprehensive array of partners and stakeholders. The MWA will advocate with its membership to increase the system’s resources, provide professional development opportunities, influence public policy and create efficiencies necessary to achieve their goals.
Workforce Training Fund
The Workforce Training Fund is a state fund enacted into law in July 1998 and financed entirely by Massachusetts employers. Its purpose is to provide resources to Massachusetts businesses and workers to train current and newly hired employees.
This website is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals
National Association of Workforce Boards
The National Association of Workforce Boards is the leading workforce association that represents the nation’s nearly 600 business-led Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) and also serves other associated organizations in the workforce industry with one common goal: Helping America Work.
National Association of Workforce Development Professionals
The mission of the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals is to be the national voice for the profession and meet the individual professional development needs of the membership.
Office Of Disability Employment Policy: Department Of Labor
The mission of the U.S. Department of Labor is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.
US Conference of Mayors
The Conference of Mayors Workforce Development Council provides a forum for Mayors and their employment and training administrators to examine all workforce development issues and to strengthen the ability of cities to meet the needs of their citizens — particularly economically disadvantaged individuals, those with serious skill deficiencies, dislocated workers, and others with special barriers to employment, including youth.
Us Department Of Labor Employment And Training Administration
The mission of the Employment and Training Administration is to contribute to the more efficient functioning of the U.S. labor market by providing high quality job training, employment, labor market information, and income maintenance services primarily through state and local workforce development systems.