This fall, the Commonwealth is striving to make the public workforce system more recognizable and coherent by projecting a common brand — MassHire — for career centers and workforce boards across the state. As part of this initiative, the Boston Private Industry Council will exercise its workforce governance responsibilities as MassHire Boston Workforce Board.
MassHire Boston fulfills its workforce board responsibilities under the terms of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). We charter Boston’s two Career Centers, as well as complementary Access Points. In partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development, we oversee federal workforce funding and training voucher distribution.
Convenes industry networks, as well as the committees that help us to fulfill our WIOA governance responsibilities
Connects individuals with education, training and employers, and connects industry with educational systems
Measures progress and success on key indicators such as high school dropout, college persistence and completion, and employment rates
Sustains initiatives over time through leadership transitions and shifts in available funding
Pilots new practices in order to improve systems and influence institutions