Baker Administration Awards $2M For Job Training


The Baker Administration has awarded more than $2 million in grants from the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund (WCTF) to support 14 regional partnerships between businesses, educational institutions, community-based organizations and workforce development groups in an effort to help prepare state residents with additional skills and job training.

“The key to the success of Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund is active involvement between local businesses, community-based organizations, education and workforce development professionals,” Gov. Charlie Baker said in a statement. “These partnerships create opportunities for the citizens of the commonwealth and work to strengthen regional economies.”

Grant recipients include:

  • Asian American Civic Association – $157,000 for jobs in finance and insurance
  • BEST Corp. Hospitality Training Center – $135,002 for jobs in hotels
  • Boston University – $99,986 for jobs in life sciences
  • Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board – $179,992 for jobs in transportation and warehousing
  • Central Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board – $160,473 for jobs in advanced manufacturing
  • Community Learning Center, city of Cambridge – $149,133 for jobs in health care
  • Holyoke Community College – $190,000 for jobs in culinary arts
  • Lawrence Community Works – $190,000 for jobs in educational services
  • Madison Park Technical Vocational High School – $64,344 for jobs in automotive technology
  • Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment Board – $190,000 for jobs in transportation
  • MetroNorth Regional Employment Board – $160,000 for jobs in hospitality
  • Partnerships for a Skilled Workforce – $186,902 for jobs in retail
  • Tech Foundry – $123,808 for jobs in information technology
  • YouthBuild Boston – $60,000 for jobs in construction


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Baker Administration Awards $2M For Job Training

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