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To help ensure that workers across Massachusetts have the skills they need to succeed, the state supports a range of educational programs. Among other things, these programs provide basic skills, help people improve their English, assist with college applications, and encourage college students to enter fast-growing sectors of the economy.

While the Jobs and Workforce Budget includes descriptions of those education programs designed most directly to support workforce development, all parts of the state's education system help support the development of a strong workforce more generally. Of particular importance are the state's Community Colleges and Career/Vocational Technical Education high schools, which both offer direct workforce training in addition to providing general academic support.