Build Your Workforce

Workforce Development Resources

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While attracting a skilled workforce is critical to any innovative and successful business, manufacturers nationwide are experiencing a shortage of skilled talent. Whether you are a small or large manufacturer, creating a workforce development program will help your company meet this challenge head-on. For more information about the manufacturing training program, contact the Regional Captain in your area.

Contact a Regional Captain

Central Region

Northeast Region

Southeast and Cape Cod Region

Western Region
(Berkshires and Pioneer Valley)

Kelley French, Deputy Director

North Central Workforce Board

100 Erdman Way

Leominster, MA 01453

T: 978.580.5906


Brian M. Norris, Director

Northeast Advanced Manufacturing Consortium

255 Essex Street, 4th floor

Lawrence, MA 01840

T: 978.857.5394

Donna J. Ramos, Chief Operating Officer

Quest Center for Innovation

1213 Purchase Street

New Bedford, MA 02740

T: 508.979.1504 x 113

David M. Cruise, President & CEO

1441 Main Street, First Floor

Springfield, MA

T: 413.755.1362



Workforce Resources

Get involved with your nearest vocational school and community and state university to create an internship program, participate in job fairs, recruit graduating students, and provide input on curriculum development to meet your needs.

The Commonwealth’s sixteen workforce investment boards, charged with overseeing and implementing local workforce development initiatives, need your input. These public/private partnerships serve both employers and employees. They collaboratively develop and implement strategies for job readiness and skills advancement.

One-Stop Career Centers can help employers with recruitment and hiring, job matching with potential hires, workforce training grants, and tax credit programs.

Workforce Tomorrow

Find resources to help you promote manufacturing as a top-tier career choice to middle and high school students. Click on the links below to view past and current campaigns, tools, and strategies to help manufacturers and educators change the public perception of manufacturing, and inspires workers to pursue manufacturing careers.



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