BOSTON — A Total of $1.3m is Being Awarded to Train 256 People
Governor Baker’s Workforce Skills Cabinet today announced eight Career Technical Initiative (CTI) grants totaling $1.3 million to train 256 people ready to enter the workforce or advance in their current careers. Round 1 supports 21 career pathways across the 8 schools.
The state-funded CTI Program is an initiative of Governor Baker's administration to up-skill students, as well as adults, for careers in high-demand and high-growth sectors, with an emphasis on creating pathways for people from underserved populations and underrepresented groups to access training.
They will be the first set of programs funded by the Career Technical Initiative Line item. $4M was allocated in the FY’21 budget.
These grants will transform vocational high schools into Career Technical Institutes, running three shifts per day to expand enrollment of high school students and adults. Career Technical Initiative Grant Recipients include:
Greater Fall River Vocational School District received $100,000
Greater Fall River Vocational School District will be using these grant funds to provide training and placement services to prepare unemployed and underemployed participants for Carpenter, Welder positions. Their grant partners include: MassHire Bristol Workforce Board and Career Centers and the following employer partners: Davico Manufacturing, Dartmouth Building Supply, North Atlantic Corporation.
Other schools receiving grants:
- Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School
- Greater Lawrence Technical School
- Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School
- Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School
- Nashoba Valley Technical High School
- Southeastern Regional School District
- Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School
The grants include funding to deliver adult training, credentialing, and placement services in partnership with MassHire Career Centers and Workforce Boards. Approximately 9,000 to 13,000 additional adult learners are expected to earn industry credentials, opening opportunities for them to obtain jobs in high-demand skilled industries.