Connect with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to learn more about School to Career and Connecting Activities
MassHire Hampden County Workforce Board is the region’s primary planner and convener to address workforce development issues. They are involved in developing reemployment strategies for laid off workers and training programs for new workers. They are committed to improving and expanding workforce development programs and services for youth.
MassHire Springfield Career Center is one of the Commonwealth's 37 One-Stop Career Centers that provide job search assistance and career counseling to help job seekers find jobs. Career Centers offer monthly events and workshops that help job seekers improve their job search skills, learn basic PC skills and connect with employers.
Connecting Activities (CA) is a Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) initiative that leverages a statewide infrastructure to support “college and career readiness” for all students...connecting Workforce Investment Boards, schools, students, and employers.
Discover more about the Massachusetts Work-Based Plan and resources for career Development Programs from The Skills Library
The Massachusetts Division of Career Services (DCS) offers the Massachusetts Career Information System (MassCIS) free on-line to all Massachusetts residents. MassCIS is designed to provide occupational and educational information to help people make better-informed career and school choices.
The interactive destination for students planning for college and career – and for counselors and parents helping them along the way.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. Reports and products cover a broad range of topics including the U.S. labor market, economy, and society.
The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. O*NET OnLine, is an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations. The database also provides the basis for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.
The Pioneer Valley Labor Market Blueprint presents a way to begin an international and coordinated regional approach to addressing the talent gap that exists in priority industries and priority occupational groupings in this region.