Economic Development and Industrial Corporation of Boston
Project Title: Greater Boston Region (GBR) Regional Workforce Training System (RWTS)
Region (applicant-defined)/State(s) or territory served: Greater Boston region in Massachusetts
Phase (applicant-defined): System Development
Award Amount: $23,002,304
Key Industry / Industries: Healthcare; Energy and Resilience; Childcare
Project Narrative (applicant submitted) (PDF)
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In partnership with over 100 local employers, including Mass General Brigham and the Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs, EDIC will create demand-driven pathways into quality childcare, healthcare, and energy jobs. Its childcare sectoral partnership, led by Community Advocates for Young Learners (CAYL) Institute, will develop a pipeline of licensed childcare professionals as a notable strategy to bolster the care economy in the region. Its healthcare sector partnership, led by the Boston Healthcare Careers Consortium (HCC), will build off the prominence of the local health industry to place talent into healthcare careers with advancement opportunities. Its clean energy sector partnership, led by Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving Institution, will partner with local unions to develop skilled journeymen workers to develop clean energy infrastructure. Together, these partnerships project to place thousands of local Boston residents, with a focus on communities of color and women, into well-paying jobs in three industries that are crucial to the region’s future growth and prosperity.
The project narrative included above is what was submitted by the applicants. The final EDA-approved scope of work may differ.