The final Pioneer Valley Labor Market Blueprint (click here for the PDF) was developed as an end-product of the process outlined below.
Massachusetts Regional Workforce Development Planning
Goal 1: Align economic, workforce, and education systems to coordinate systems based on skill needs in regions.
The Governor has designated a new set of regional boundaries that roll up existing workforce development areas into a smaller set of regions. The new configuration organizes the 16 Workforce Investment Areas into 7 regions.
MA WIOA Workforce Development Regions
The purpose of the regional planning under the Workforce Skills Cabinet (WSC) and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is to use the same regional boundaries between economic development, workforce, education, and key partners to identify business demand for skills, create regional strategies, and align existing resources to this process. The goal is to ensure that regional employers, educators, economic development entities, regional planning organizations, and workforce training officials are coordinated in a way that creates strong talent pipelines, for both middle-skilled and highly skilled jobs.
See all of the Regional Team Members here. (PDF)
To learn more about the Regional Planning process and the expectations set by the WSC, download the MA Workforce Skills Cabinet Regional Planning PPT. (PDF)
To see a list of all Pioneer Valley industry establishments, employment, and wages categorized by priority industries download the Industry Summary. (PDF)
To learn more about the Pioneer Valley Regional Planning team and their next steps, download the presentation of Supply Side Data as of June 15, 2017. (PDF)
Download the Demand Data as of April 26, 2017, from the second information session and next steps from the Pioneer Valley Regional Planning team. (PDF)
Read past versions of the Labor Market blueprint here.