MA Governor Charlie Baker has created a Workforce Skills Cabinet (WSC) comprised of the Executive Offices of Labor and Workforce Development (Secretary Rosalin Acosta); Education (Secretary James Peyser); and Housing and Economic Development (Secretary Jay Ash). The WSC is seeking to build collaborative solutions by aligning economic, workforce, and education systems in Massachusetts with the skill needs of regional economies. A Regional Planning process has been developed to bring together regional partners to collectively determine high priority regional career pathways and to craft collaborative solutions to meet the region’s and the Commonwealth’s jobseeker and employer needs. The goal is to ensure that regional employers, educators, economic development entities, regional planning organizations and workforce training officials are coordinated in a way that creates strong talent pipelines, for both middleskilled and highly skilled jobs.
The planning process for the Cape & Islands region is led by the region’s workforce development board: The Cape & Islands Workforce Development Board (CIWDB). An estimated $25,000 is available to pay for support of the regional planning activity.
For more information, you can download the Request for Qualifications for Regional Planning in the Cape Cod Region (pdf).
See also the Workforce Skills Cabinet Regional Planning Blueprint Template (pdf)