Good Jobs Metro Boston Coalition
The Office of Workforce Development (OWD) was one of 32 organizations selected as a Good Jobs Challenge grantee out of 509 applicants. As a result, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded OWD $23M. This is a once-in-a-generation investment to transform Boston's communities and local economy.
The Good Jobs Metro Boston Coalition aims to train and place residents in 4,618 quality jobs over the three-year grant period. Our targeted industries are childcare, healthcare, and clean energy.
- the unemployed and underemployed
- incumbent workers
- community college students, and
- BIPOC individuals in the Greater Boston Region.
What is the Good Jobs Challenge?
The Good Jobs Challenge is a $500 million investment from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to provide opportunities for training and placement into good, quality jobs using a sector strategy.
What is a Good Job?
- A good job exceeds the local prevailing wage for an industry within the region.
- A good job provides basic benefits (i.e., paid leave, health insurance, retirement and savings plan) and/or is unionized.
- A good job helps an employee develop the skills and experiences necessary to advance in their career.
How We Help?
- Provide trainings for quality jobs in childcare, clean energy, and healthcare.
- Provide job interview preparation and job placement.
- Work with partners to scale training models and provide pathways to career mobility.