skills gap


       Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has filed a $610 million economic stimulus bill and urged the state legislature to pass it by the end of the session this July. 


Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker today announced state funding to advance construction projects at two community college campuses in western Massachusetts.

Baker announced $2.5 million and $3 million to Holyoke Community College and Springfield Technical Community College, respectively, to modernize and repair a building on each campus. The funding awards are part of a “fix it first” strategy announced by the administration in June for dealing with the state’s infrastructure needs.

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Educators, philanthropists and corporate interests from across the globe were in the Adirondacks this week to seek solutions to a global skills gap.

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Former New York Governor George Pataki was the keynote speaker at an education conference Tuesday.

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New York Congressional representatives are praising efforts in the House to pass a bill focused on strengthening local workforce training programs. The bill that would allow federal dollars to enhance existing programs passed with wide bi-partisan support. 

In a 415-6 vote, Congress recently passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

A version in the Senate was also approved 95-3, and the bill is headed to the president’s desk.