PROJECT: Develop the relationships and structure the MOAs for employer partners for an early childhood education workforce training grant project: support Lawrence Community Work’s move into the Workforce Development space by identifying an RFP from the Massachusetts Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund, building the requisite employer training and hiring partnerships, and advising on grant production.
OUTCOME: Six partners engaged. Grant funded for $190,000, the highest amount amongst the 14 grants awarded.
Lawrence Community Works (LCW), a community development corporation, located in Lawrence, MA, the most economically disadvantaged city in Massachusetts. Lawrence Community Works had a new strategic objective: to move into the workforce development space, supporting and equipping their members achieving financial stability.
Building On supported LCW in their moving into the Workforce Development space, by identifying a relevant RFP from the Massachusetts Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund. Building On advised on grant production; and developed the relationships and structured the MOAs for six committed employer training and hiring partners for an early childhood education workforce training project. This grant was successfully funded by a Commonwealth Corporation Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund grant for $190,000, the highest amount amongst the 14 grants awarded.
“The key to the success of the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund is active involvement between local businesses, community-based organizations, education and workforce development professionals,” Governor Charlie Baker said. “These partnerships create opportunities for the citizens of the Commonwealth and work to strengthen regional economies.”
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