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    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!

    Please see our most current 2021 Mid-Point Implementation Report – Click here! 

    Please see our current Workplan for FY21 – Click here!

    See links to more info and visualization of our:

    Job Titles, Sample Job Descriptions, Salary Ranges and Available Community College and Westfield State University Programs within the Three Priority Industries (Education, Healthcare & Social Assistance and Manufacturing) – https://masshirespringfield.org/career-exploration/ 

    Summary of the Technical Programs Conducted At The Community Colleges, Vocational Technical High Schools and Westfield State University – A Summary Report  of the technical programs/courses conducted at the regional community colleges and vocational technical high schools, with additional information on specific courses at Westfield State University, was produced by the MassHire Workforce Boards of Franklin-Hampshire and Hampden Counties as part of the implementation of the Pioneer Valley Labor Market Blueprint- 2018-2022. 

    Addendum to Report on Course Capacity for Priority Industries Only:  http://masshirehcwb.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Addendum-to-Summary-of-Technical-Programs-March-30-2020-FINAL.pdf  

    Second Addendum to Report on Non-Credit Career Programs in Healthcare:  ADDENDUM Non Credit Career Courses October 2020 FINAL

    Third Addendum to Report is on Adult Basic Education Program Capacity in Region 2:  ADDENDUM AE Programs Region 2 FINAL February 2021

    Career Pathway Roadmaps of Priority Occupations within the Three Priority Industries:   

    Healthcare and Social AssistanceManufacturingEducational Services

    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.