MCRWB One of Six Workforce Boards Selected for National Partnerships to Help Get Americans Back to Work
Future of Work Grand Challenge
The MassHire Central Region Workforce Board along with our two Career Centers in Worcester and Southbridge is one of six sites nationwide chosen to pilot the Future of Work Grand Challenge program funded by the international financial services company JP Morgan Chase and led by a consortium social groups including Jobs for the Future (JFF), which has a office in Boston.
Chosen for their records of innovation and effectiveness, each workforce board selected will receive tailored support and funding to pilot innovations to connect more than 25,000 COVID-impacted workers with new skills and employment opportunities. The $6M initiative powered by New Profit, JFF, XPRIZE, and MIT Solve will:
Empower social entrepreneurs to pilot their solutions through workforce boards with at least $100,000 in funding;
Rapidly reskill 25,000 displaced workers into living-wage jobs in the next 24 months;
Equip influential workforce boards with vetted tools to support the wave of displaced workers in six months; and
Achieve broader systemic change to help prepare 12 million Americans from underinvested communities for workforce success by 2025.
The Grand Challenge puts equity at the core, seeking ideas from diverse entrepreneurs and advancing solutions that serve the most under-invested workers.