MA and Pioneer Valley WIOA Regional Planning and Labor Market Blueprint

Please read/download the Original Workforce Skills Cabinet Approved 2018 Pioneer Valley Regional Planning Labor Market Blueprint and our recently submitted 2020 Pioneer Valley Blueprint Update!

Priority Industry and Occupation Visualizations & Career Planning Resources

Priority and Other Critical Occupation Visualization
Career Planning Resources (Job Titles, Sample Job Descriptions, Salary Ranges and Available Programs within the Three Priority Industries

Career Pathway Program Reports

Summary of the Technical Programs Conducted At The Community Colleges, Vocational Technical High Schools and Westfield State University
Second Addendum to Report on Non-Credit Career Programs in Healthcare
Addendums to Report is on Adult Basic Education Program Capacity in Region 2

Regional Planning Map for the 16 Workforce Development Areas.

State Strategy: Align economic, workforce, and education systems to coordinate systems based on skill needs in regions.

The Governor has designated a new set of regional boundaries that roll up existing workforce development areas into a smaller set of regions. The new configuration organizes the 16 Workforce Investment Areas into 7 regions.

The purpose of the regional planning under the Workforce Skills Cabinet (WSC) and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is to use the same regional boundaries between economic development, workforce, education and key partners to identify business demand for skills, create regional strategies, and align existing resources to this process. The goal is to ensure that regional employers, educators, economic development entities, regional planning organizations and workforce training officials are coordinated in a way that creates strong talent pipelines, for both middle-skilled and highly skilled jobs. A Labor Market Blueprint with strategies was developed as an end-product to this process.

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