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The Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund is a workforce development initiative that supports programs in critical industry sectors in Massachusetts.  This state-funded initiative is administered by Commonwealth Corporation on behalf of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

 

The WCTF was a key component of the Workforce Solutions Act/Economic Stimulus Bill of 2006 and was established with two objectives:

 

  • To improve the competitive stature of Massachusetts businesses by improving the skills of current and future workers, and
  • To improve access to well-paying jobs and long-term career success for all residents of Massachusetts, especially those who experience structural, social, and educational barriers to employment success.

  

The WCTF is guided by an advisory committee representing community-based organizations, education and workforce development agencies, labor, industries and employers.  The advisory committee is chaired by Joanne Goldstein, Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development.

 

Download the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund Fact Sheet.

 

Watch Where I Want To Be - Baystate Health and hear from program participants about how a WCTF grant impacted their lives.

 

Boston Globe article featuring WCTF job training partnerships. 

 


 

Through the Economic Development Act passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Patrick on August 7, 2012, the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund was recapitalized with a $5 million appropriation from the General Fund.  Commonwealth Corporation, on behalf of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, has issued a Request for Proposals for programs that will address the middle skills gap. Please see the Request for Proposals for more information.

Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund (WCTF) Programs



Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund (WCTF) RESOURCES