The MHHCWB is Building a Better Workforce
by developing our talent at all levels.

What’s New

Healthcare Career Pathway Event –  Click on link for more information!  The Healthcare Workforce Partnership of Western MA is holding the Pioneer Valley Healthcare Career Pathway Forum on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM at Western New England University –  This session is designed for high school guidance counselors, career facilitators, healthcare program deans and faculty members, recruitment managers, and representatives from the areas healthcare organizations.

Pioneer Valley Regional Planning Labor Market Blueprint – Click here to read about and open/download the Final Pioneer Valley Labor Market Blueprint, Report Updates and Link to Priority Industry Occupations’ Job Descriptions and Salary Ranges!

MA Registered Apprenticeships — Click on link to read about opportunities for employers to sponsor an apprentice ~ especially in healthcare, tech and manufacturing sectors where employers may be eligible for a Tax Credit of up to $4,800 per qualified apprentice!

Hampden Local 4 Year WIOA Plan — Click on link to go to the page for downloading the Plan and Accompanying MOU Attachments.

FY20 WIOA Annual Plan — Click to read about and view/download the Hampden Plan with Charts, Forms and Budget.

MA Workforce Training Fund — Click here to find out more about the new On-The-Job Training (OJT) Program that has replaced the Hiring Incentive Training Program.

MHHCWB Strategic Plan — Click here to read about and download the Strategic Plan covering July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2020 as well as the Scoreboard & Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)!

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Hampden County Labor Market Information Updates

The Hampden County Labor Market Information section of our website has been updated  with new data sets and reports Click here for more information.

September 2019 Healthcare Report — Click on this link to go to our Healthcare Initiatives page for a report on: “Occupational Gap Analysis Report 2019: Medical Assistant”!

2018 Healthcare Report — Click on this link to go to our Healthcare Initiatives page for a report on “Research on the Supply and Demand of Nurse Practitioners and Physician’s Assistants”!

2018 PMRAP News — Click on this link to go our Manufacturing initiative page for the 2018 Workforce Development & Technology Adoption Report for the Precision Manufacturing Regional Alliance Project!

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Manufacturing Training Opportunities

Sheet Metal Fabrication Training for Western Massachusetts Residents – Now recruiting for training slots – Click here for more information.

Advanced Manufacturing Training Programs – Recruitment begins in November 2019 for training programs that start in January 2020 – Click here for more information