Ascentria's New Workforce Development Initiative

October 29, 2019 Ascentria Care Alliance
Ascentria is partnering with Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) to develop a program to train workers for jobs in Health Care and Social Assistance.  This partnership was made possible by one of the first-ever round of Senator Kenneth J. Donnelly Workforce Success Grants. This grant will fund training that assists unemployed or underemployed people to fill in-demand regional jobs and to help entry-level workers advance at their current employer. 
 
Named in memory of Senator Kenneth J. Donnelly, who spent his career promoting workforce opportunities in Massachusetts, the fund was created by the Massachusetts legislature award and the grant comes through the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund (WCTF) administered by Commonwealth Corporation on behalf of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. 
 
“Partnerships like those funded through these grants show how the Commonwealth can support local businesses by providing them with the resources to fill critical positions and remain competitive,” said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. “That support carries on the legacy of Sen. Donnelly, who devoutly championed this cause to support Massachusetts’ working families.”