Learn to Earn

  • Description
  • Funding History
  • Proposals

Learn to Earn aims to train and place unemployed and underemployed individuals in jobs in high-demand fields through partnerships between public agencies, businesses, community-based organizations, and career centers.

The Governor proposes a new $4.0 million initiative in his FY 2018 budget, Learn to Earn, which would aim to train and place unemployed and underemployed individuals in jobs in high-demand fields through partnerships between public agencies, businesses, community-based organizations, and career centers. From this account, $1 million would be used to fund new programs that address barriers to sustained employment, such as child care and transportation costs. The remaining $3.0 million would be transferred from this account and into the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund (WCTF) (see table below), which has similar workforce development goals as Learn to Earn. This initiative would be designed and administered by an interagency workgroup including the executive office of labor and workforce development, the executive office of education, the executive office of housing and economic development, the executive office of health and human services, the Massachusetts department of transportation and the executive office of public safety and security.

Updated February 2017