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Funding for the Metro Boston SCILS Initiative

The SCILS Initiative is a 4 year $5 million project led by the Mayor's Office of Workforce Development (OWD) on behalf of the Metro Boston region. Funded in April 2012 by an H1B Technical Skills Training grant from the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor, the SCILS Initiative will improve career opportunities for residents of the Greater Boston area and provide a more highly trained life science workforce for our healthcare and biotechnology sectors. The Initiative will target occupations such as Biological Technicians and Medical Lab Technicians and support occupational training, contextualized learning, customized training, program development and the recruitment, case management and placement of eligible participants.

To learn more about the SCILS Initiative see the information below and SIGN-UP FOR UPDATE EMAILS to get the latest news on recruitment sessions, training programs, new RFPS, and other SCILS Initiative developments.

The SCILS Initiative Partnership also includes:

Four Workforce Investment Boards - The Boston Private Industry Council, the Metro North Regional Employment Board, Partnerships for a Skilled Workforce, and the South Shore Workforce Investment Board.

Ten One-Stop Career CentersBoston Career Link (Boston), The Career Place (Woburn), Career Source (Cambridge/Everett), Employment and Training Resources (Framingham and Norwood), JobNet (Boston), South Shore Career Centers (Quincy and Plymouth) and The Work Place (Boston).

Industry and Employer Partners – The Boston Healthcare Careers Consortium and the Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation.

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