Who developed the blueprints? The blueprints were developed throughout a comprehensive year-long planning process that involved local, regional, and state leadership from workforce development, education, and economic development, and input from business and community stakeholders. The blueprints were updated in 2020, and updates are posted in the regional sections below.
How should these blueprints be used? Regional labor market blueprints should be used to inform policy, practice, and funding decisions on a state and local level. For example, a joint application for funding related to workforce development should reflect alignment to the priorities articulated in the blueprints.
How do I become more involved in regional team work? Contact information for regional teams is listed below.
Where can I find a summary of the regional priorities? A summary of updates made to regional plans in 2020 can be found by downloading this Blueprint Update Summary Matrix.
Berkshire 2020 Update
Workforce areas represented: Berkshire
Please send inquires to: Heather Boulger, MassHire Berkshire Workforce Board, Heather@MassHireBerkshire.com.
Cape & Islands
Cape & Islands Blueprint
Cape & Islands 2020 Update
Workforce areas represented: Cape and Islands
Please send inquires to: Kara Galvin, MassHire Cape & Islands Workforce Board, email@example.com.
Central 2020 Update
Workforce areas represented: Central and North Central
Please send inquires to: Jeffrey Turgeon, MassHire Central Region Workforce Board, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greater Boston Blueprint
Greater Boston 2020 Update
Workforce areas represented: Boston, Metro North, and Metro South/West
Please send inquires to:
Chris Albrizio-Lee, MassHire Metro North Workforce Board, email@example.com; Angela McCabe, MassHire Boston Workforce Board, Angela.McCabe@bostonpic.org; Greg Bunn, MassHire Metro South/West Workforce Board, gbunn@masshireMSW.com.
Northeast 2020 Update
Workforce areas represented: Merrimack Valley, Greater Lowell, and North Shore
Please send inquires to: Peter Farkas, MassHire Greater Lowell Workforce Board, Peter.Farkas@MassHireGreaterLowell.com.
Pioneer Valley Blueprint
Pioneer Valley 2020 Update
Workforce areas represented: Franklin-Hampshire and Hampden
Please send inquires to: Christine Abramowitz, MassHire Hampden County Workforce Board, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southeast 2020 Update
Workforce areas represented: Bristol, Greater New Bedford, Brockton and South Shore
Please send inquires to: Sheila Sullivan-Jardim, MassHire Greater Brockton Workforce Board, email@example.com.