Developing a Recycling Workforce: Building Useful Linkages with the Workforce Development SystemThe mission of the Massachusetts Workforce Alliance is to unite individuals, organizations and coalitions to advance sensible workforce development policy that creates true economic opportunity for low-income people.
MWA Overview• Coalition of Coalitions• Sustainable Economy Engagement• Education,Outreach, Advocacy
Public Workforce Development System Workforce Investment Board Mayor/WIA Administrative (WIB/REB/PIC) Agency Career Centers Education and Training Providers
EngagementStrategies for building partnerships• Connect with education and training in all its forms• Visit career center, meet business services team• Meet with your local WIB/PIC/REBShorter-term• Job openings and requirements• Collaborative training developmentLonger term• Class visits• Field trips• Industry info sharing• Job projections/requirements
Useful Links• MWA: www.massworkforcealliance.org/• WIBS: http://www.massworkforce.com/#MAP• Career Centers: http://www.mass.gov/• GED/ESL Programs: – http://acls.doemass.org/ – http://sabes.org/• Community Colleges: http://www.masscc.org/