MassSkills Coalition

The MassSkills Coalition brings Massachusetts employers together, from every sector across the state, who are committed to sharing, learning, reimagining, and implementing new ways to assess, hire, train, upskill, and retain talent.

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In January 2024, Governor Healey signed an Executive Order instituting skills-based hiring among executive departments and agencies. Leading by example, the Healey-Driscoll Administration is committed to engaging with employers already implementing a skills-based hiring strategy and encourage more employers to join the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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Co-Chair Leadership

  1. Lauren Jones, Secretary of Labor & Workforce Development, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  2. Tonja Mettlach, Executive Vice President, Massachusetts Business Roundtable
  3. Jerry Rubin, Eastern Bank Foundation, Visiting Fellow Harvard Project On The Workforce
  4. Chrissy Lynch, President, MA AFL-CIO 


Top row, left to right: AccuRounds, Accenture, Baystate Health; Second row, left to right: Beth Israel Lahey Health, Berkshire Health Systems, Cape Cod Healthcare; Third row, left to right: Cengage Group, Citizens, Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Fourth row, left to right: Commonwealth Corporation, Eastern Bank Join us for Good, General Dynamics, Fifth row, left to right: Mass General Brigham, Vertex, 88 Acres


Massachusetts AFL-CIO, NAGE, Local 26, 1199 SEIU, MBTU

Business and Professional Groups

  • Amplify Latinx 
  • Associated Industries of Massachusetts 
  • Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce  
  • Charles River Chamber of Commerce 
  • Economic Development Council of Western MA
  • Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce 
  • Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education 
  • Massachusetts Business Roundtable 
  • Massachusetts Competitiveness Partnership 
  • Massachusetts Workforce Association 
  • South Shore Chamber of Commerce 
  • Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce 
  • The Partnership, Inc.
  • Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts
  • Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce 

Advisory Councils

  • Governor’s Black Empowerment Advisory Council 

  • Governor’s Latino Empowerment Advisory Council 


  • Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts  

  • Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Technology

  • Bunker Hill Community College

  • Northern Essex Community College 

  • Northeastern University

  • Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges

Workforce Practitioners and Researchers

  • Grads of Life 

  • Project on Workforce at Harvard


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