Annual Conference

Since 2004, CWC has convened the Sharing Skills~Building Connections Conference, which provides attendees with the opportunity to enhance their workforce programs and practices, build connections across systems, and share skills and experiences. The conference equips them to better provide employment services to unemployed people, low-income workers, and all that are moving toward economic self-sufficiency. Attracting over 350 workforce professionals each year, it is the largest statewide networking opportunity for workforce development professionals.

With 30 workshops, there is a range of topics for those new to the field who seek to get a broader picture of the work to those who have extensive experience who are seeking to deepen their expertise. The focus for all attendees is on tools and resources that you can take away and implement the next day in your work. In addition, an Exhibitor Showcase provides participants with the opportunity to network and visit the Exhibitor tables to find resources for their programs and organizations. Plenary speakers address emerging trends and issues in workforce development providing context for the work of front-line staff and managers.








Burning Glass

Career in Progress

Center for Social Policy at UMass Boston

Exclusive Tees – Commonwealth Corporation

GED Testing Service

Geographic Solutions, Inc.

Jobs for the Future

Labyrinth Learning

New Horizons Computer Learning Centers

Northeastern University Professional Advanced Network

PCA Recruitment Retention Project MassHealth

On Solid Ground

Operation A.B.L.E.


ACEware Systems Inc

Boston Children’s Hospital

Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership

O’Neill and Associates

Founding Partner

Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation

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