Build your workforce
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.
Contact a workforce investment board
Find the workforce investment board near you. Learn more.
Partner with a local school
Find training programs at a school near you. Learn more.
Call a local One-Stop Career Center
Learn how to build a workforce-ready talent pipeline with this guide created by the National Association of Manufacturers. Learn more.
Connect with MassMEP
Connect with the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership to find resources to help grow your company. Learn more.
Access workforce funding
Find the right funding to grow your workforce. Learn more.
Visit The Manufacturing Institute
Learn how to build your workforce with this toolkit created by The Manufacturing Institute. Learn more.
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 of Tomorrow
MassDevelopment's AMP it up! program is building your workforce by promoting manufacturing as a top-tier career choice to middle and high school students. AMP it up! is part of the nationwide Dream It. Do it. initiative, which provides tools and strategies to help manufacturers and educators change the public perception of manufacturing, and inspires workers to pursue manufacturing careers.