Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative

One Ashburton Place, Room 2101, Boston 02108
617-788-361 / masstech.org

Description: Comprised of leaders from industry, academia and government to help inform, implement and evaluate state policies to support the competitiveness of Massachusetts manufacturers
How to take advantage: Building Bridges to Growth report at http://masstech.org/sites/mtc/files/documents/2011%20Manufacturing%20Report.pdf
Funding source: State agency
Year founded: 2011

Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative

One Ashburton Place, Room 2101, Boston 02108
617-788-361 / masstech.org

Description: Comprised of leaders from industry, academia and government to help inform, implement and evaluate state policies to support the competitiveness of Massachusetts manufacturers
How to take advantage: Building Bridges to Growth report at http://masstech.org/sites/mtc/files/documents/2011%20Manufacturing%20Report.pdf
Funding source: State agency
Year founded: 2011

Advanced Manufacturing Futures

33 Andrews Parkway, Devens 01434
978-784-2965 / massdevelopment.com/what-we-offer/financing/grants/#manufacturing-futures-program

Description: Comprised of two initiatives of the Massachusetts Development agency
How to take advantage: AMP it up! Campaign promotes advanced manufacturing to students and Manufacturing Innovation Grants up to $75,000 for equipment and product development
Funding source: State agency

Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM)

One Beacon St., 16th Floor, Boston 02108
617-262-1180 / aimnet.org

Description: Public-policy advocacy organization focused on increasing workforce productivity and improving recruitment, retention and training
How to take advantage: ISO 9000 Collaborative Program, Manufacturing Day or Regional Manufacturing Executive Briefing; insurance, workforce training grants and roundtables
Funding source: Private membership
Contact: Robert Paine, senior vice president for membership / 617-488-8314 / rpaine@aimnet.org
Year founded: 1915

Boston U.S. Export Assistance Center

JFK Federal Building, 55 New Sudbury St., Suite 1826A, Boston 02203
617-565-4301 / 2016.export.gov/massachusetts

Description: The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration; provides market intelligence reports, events and more
How to take advantage: International partner search and Gold Key Matching Service
Funding source: Federal agency
Contact: Michelle Ouellette, trade specialist / 617-565-4302 / Michelle.Ouellette@trade.gov

Center for Manufacturing Technology

30 Nashua St., Woburn 01801
781-935-4940 / www.customtrainingcenter.com

Description: Full-service, hands-on training facility offering certificate-based and specialized programs in machining; instructor-led classroom lectures labs give students valuable experience with milling, lathe and grinding machines used in machining
How to take advantage: Direct Access Program, corporate-sponsored training on and off site
Funding source: Workforce training funds, private fees
Contact: admissions@customgroupusa.com

CI Works IndusPAD

46 Stafford St., Lawrence 01814
978-834-6492 / www.ciworkinduspad.us

Description: Manufacturing business ecosystem offers collaborative space for smaller manufacturers to leverage the amenities typically only available to larger manufacturers and scale along with their business as it grows
How to take advantage: Private lease; resource for start-ups, labs and incubators to take their product from prototype to production
Contact: Robert O’Brien, CEO / info@CIWorks.us

CI Works Scale-up Manufacturing

11 Chestnut St., Amesbury 01913
978-834-6492 / www.ciwork.us

Description: Manufacturing business ecosystem offers collaborative space for smaller manufacturers to leverage the amenities typically only available to larger manufacturers and scale along with their business as it grows
How to take advantage: Private lease; resource for startups, labs and incubators to take their product from prototype to production
Contact: Robert O’Brien, CEO / info@CIWorks.us

Commonwealth Corp. Workforce Training Fund

2 Oliver St., Fifth floor, Boston 02109
617-727-8158 / commcorp.org

Description: Mission to afford businesses access to highly-skilled workers and youth pathways to good jobs
How to take advantage: Apply for up to $250,000 for a Training Grant and up to $10,000 for a Technical Assistance Grant
Funding source: State agency
Contact: Stephen Lavery, program manager / smlavery@commcorp.org
Year founded: 1997

Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (EAMA)

108 New Park Ave., Franklin, CT 06254
860-859-4100 / www.eamainc.com

Description: Nonprofit comprised of manufacturers in South Central Massachusetts, Eastern Connecticut and Northwest Rhode Island that works with education and training partners to improve the skilled workforce
How to take advantage: Attend events and workshops, participate in an internship, help partner educators to develop manufacturing training programs
Funding source: Public-private partnership that includes state funding, membership dues and grants
Contact: eamainc@gmail.com

Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership

60 Austin St., Suite 102, Newton 02460
617-969-1396 / www.gbmp.org

Description: Private organization partnering with industry and higher education resources to promote lean manufacturing
How to take advantage: On-site training, events, videos and materials for purchase
Funding source: Private membership
Contact: Tracy Reardon, business manager / 617-527-0268 / TReardon@gbmp.org

Massachusetts Division of Apprentice Standards

617-626-5409 / www.mass.gov/orgs/division-of-apprentice-standards

Description: Promotes develops and services registered apprenticeship programs statewide
How to take advantage: DAS does not conduct training or place apprentices in jobs. It monitors all apprentice training programs across Massachusetts to ensure that apprentices are working in safe working environments, are paid correctly and are receiving both on-the job training as well as related education classes.
Funding source: State agency
Contact: Henry Mattuchio, apprenticeship director / 617-626-5403

Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration and Finance, Skills Capital Grant Program

Massachusetts State House Room 373, Boston 02133
617-727-2040 / mass.gov

Description: Program is intended to benefit students and incumbent workers who are enrolled in eligible schools and vocational programs, who are preparing and training to enter the workforce or advance their careers. The program seeks to support eligible schools that are providing workforce skills training for high demand industries identified by Workforce Skills Cabinet Regional Planning
How to take advantage: Follow grant program guidelines: www.mass.gov/service-details/massachusetts-skills-capital-grant-program
Funding source: State agency
Contact: Elizabeth Guyton, governor’s office liaison / elizabeth.guyton@state.ma.us
Year founded: 2012

Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development, Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program (WOTC)

19 Staniford St., Boston 02114
617-626-5353 / mass.gov/lwd/employment-services/one-stop-career-centers/special-programs/wotc-program.html

Description: Federal incentives for hiring veterans, food stamp recipients, ex-felons, vocational rehabilitation referrals, summer youth employees and more
How to take advantage: IRS Form 8850, pre-screening notice and certification request for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, by the date of the job offer; and page 2 after the individual is hired. Employers can obtain copies of IRS 8850 by visiting www.irs.gov/form8850 or calling 1-800-829-3676. ETA Form 9061, Individual Characteristics Form, if the new hire has not been given an ETA Form 9062; OR ETA Form 9062, Conditional Certification Form, if provided to the job seeker by a Participating Agency, a SWA, or a Vocational Rehabilitation Agency. Employers can obtain copies of ETA 9061/9062 by visiting www.doleta.gov/business/incentives/opptax/forms.cfm. The employer and the job seeker must sign the Form 8850, under penalty of perjury, attesting the job seeker is a member of a target group. The employer then forwards the forms to the Department of Career Services no later than the 28th day after the job seeker begins work
Funding source: Federal tax credit incentive

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

1000 Winter St., Suite 2900, Waltham 02451
781-373-7777 / masslifesciences.com

Description: A quasi-public agency implementing the Massachusetts Life Sciences Initiative through programs including tax incentives, small business matching grants, internship challenge and STEM equipment and supplies grants
How to take advantage: Online application; call or email for more information about specific program requirements
Funding source: State funding and matching investment capital
Contact: Beth Nicklas, vice president for academic & workforce programs / 781-373-7715
TaxProgram@masslifesciences.com; sbmg@masslifesciences.com; internship@masslifesciences.com; equip@masslifesciences.com

Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP)

100 Grove St., Suite 108, Worcester 01605
508-831-7020 / massmep.org

Description: Offers resources, services and support focused on operational excellence, workforce strategies and innovative growth solutions
How to take advantage: Workshops, training grants, on-the-job training, credentialing and more
Funding source: Public-private partnership with federal funds, state investments and private sector fees
Contact: Susan Janus, Regional manager / 508-965-8768 / info@massmep.org
Year founded: 1988

Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment (MOITI)

10 Park Plaza, Suite 3730, Boston 02116
617-973-8664 / mass.gov/hed/economic/eohed/moiti

Description: International business development agency that promotes trade and investment with global partners in Massachusetts, helps prepare Massachusetts-based companies to work in global markets and facilitates foreign direct investment in the commonwealth
How to take advantage: Trade missions, roundtables, seminars and shows
Funding source: State agency
Contact: Brittany McDonough, senior manager of business development / 617-973-8650 / brittany.mcdonough@state.ma.us

Massachusetts Workforce Development Board

19 Staniford St., 4th Floor, Boston 02114
617-626-7112 / www.mass.gov/service-details/local-workforce-development-boards

Description: Public-private partnership serving employers and employees responsible for policy, oversight and coordination of federal and state workforce development initiatives and job training
How to take advantage: Serve as a private sector member of your local workforce board, design a training program, connect with a job seeker at mass.gov/careercenters
Funding: Public-private partnership with federal funds, state investments and private sector fees
Contact: Cheryl Scott, executive director / cheryl.scott@state.ma.us

Mass Export Center

State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, Suite 3730, Boston 02116
617-973-8664 / mass.gov/export

Description: Export assistance including counseling, overseas trade shows and offices, educational tools, on-demand training modules, video guides and workbooks
How to take advantage: Training and events calendar: http://www.mass.gov/export/events.htm training registration questions, 413-545-6309, or contact regional director
Funding source: State agency
Contact: Julia Dvorko, Central Massachusetts regional director, 508-929-8844 / dvorko@isenberg.umass.edu

MassHire Boston Private Industry Council

2 Oliver St., 7th Floor, Boston 02109
617-488-1300 / bostonpic.org

Description: Boston’s workforce development board and its school-to-career intermediary organization
How to take advantage: Tech Apprentice Program, job shadowing, career days, Summer Learning Project, Teen Leadership Institute
Funding source: Public-private partnership with federal funds, state investments and private sector fees
Contact: Neil Sullivan, executive director / Neil.sullivan@bostonpic.org

MassHire Bristol Workforce Board

One Government Center, 5th Floor, Fall River 02722
508-675-1165 / www.bristolwib.org

Description: Oversees, coordinates and implements workforce development initiatives in the Greater Fall River, Attleboro, Taunton area
How to take advantage: Information about job training, grants, career centers, research and more
Funding source: Public-private partnership with federal funds, state investments and private sector fees
Contact: Thomas Perreira / tperreira@bristoljobs.org

MassHire Brockton Area Workforce Board

34 School St., Brockton 02301
508-584-3234 / http://bawib.org

Description: Business-led, policy-setting board overseeing workforce development initiatives in 1 10-community region
How to take advantage: Access CareerWorks, the one-stop career center operated by the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute and YouthWorks, the youth career and educational resource center
Funding source: Public-private partnership with federal funds, state investments and private sector fees
Contact: Sheila Sullivan-Jardim, executive director / 508-584-3234 Ext. 13 / ssjardim@bawib.org

MassHire Cape Cod and Islands Workforce Development Board

426 North St., Suite 9, Hyannis 02601
508-775-5900 / www.ciwib.org

Description: Sustains connections between businesses and job seekers
How to take advantage: Career guidance and training opportunities
Funding source: Public-private partnership with federal funds, state investments and private sector fees
Contact: David Augustinho, executive director / david@ciwib.org

MassHire Greater Lowell Workforce Development Board

107 Merrimack St., Lowell 01852
978- 937-9816 / www.glwib.org

Description: Servicing the communities of Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Lowell, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro, Dunstable and Westford; charged with overseeing and implementing workforce development initiatives and activities
How to take advantage: Events, Workforce Training Fund, youth council
Funding source: Public-private partnership including state funding, membership dues and grants
Contact: Peter Farkas, executive director / Peter.Farkas@glwdb.org

MassHire Greater New Bedford Workforce Board Inc.

1213 Purchase St., 2nd Floor. New Bedford 02740
508-979-1504 / www.gnbwib.org

Description: Sustains powerful connections between businesses and job seekers through a statewide network of employment professionals
How to take advantage: Employer, job-seeker and youth services; labor market data, Workforce Training Fund, apprenticeships
Funding source: Public-private partnership including state funding, membership dues and grants
Contact: Jim Oliveira, executive director / JOliveria@gnbwib.org

MassHire Merrimack Valley Workforce Board

255 Essex St., 4th Floor, Lawrence 01840
978-682-7099 / www.mvwib.org

Description: Provides a leadership framework for the collective actions of employers
How to take advantage: ValleyWorks One-Stop Career Centers, make connections between industry and higher education
Funding source: Public-private partnership including state funding, membership dues and grants
Contact: Corina Ruiz, senior program manager / cruiz@mvwib.org

MassHire Metro North Regional Employment Board

186 Alewife Brook Parkway, Suite 216, Cambridge 02138
617-864-1500 / www.mnreb.org

Description: Enable area residents to gain the skills to maximize their economic self-sufficiency and provide employers with the workforce they need to effectively compete in the changing world economy.
How to take advantage: Events, Workforce Training Fund, youth programs
Funding source: Public-private partnership including state funding, membership dues and grants
Contact: Sunny Schwarts, executive director / sschwartz@mnreb.org

MassHire North Shore Workforce Board

70 Washington St., Suite 314, Salem 01970
978-741-3805 / www.northshorewib.com

Description: Serves as the oversight and policy-making body for federally funded employment and training services in the region
How to take advantage: Strategic partnerships with local leaders in economic development, the K-12 and higher education system, government agencies, chambers of commerce, community-based and labor organizations
Funding source: Public-private partnership including state funding, membership dues and grants
Contact: Mary Sarris, executive director / msarris@northshorewib.com

MassHire South Shore Workforce Board

15 Cottage Ave., Suite 302, Quincy 02169
617-328-7001 / southshorewdb.org

Description: The organization creates connections with local businesses, educational institutions and community partners ensuring the alignment of strategic, market driven workforce goals and initiatives to support the 22 cities and towns within the region
How to take advantage: Talent acquisition and information resources
Funding source: Public-private partnership with federal funds, state investments and private sector fees
Contact: Dean Rizzo, executive director / drizzo@sswib.org

National Association of Manufacturers

733 10th St. NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001
202-637-3000 / nam.org

Description: Public-policy advocate for more than 12 million manufacturing workers nationwide
How to take advantage: Energy procurement, freight discounts, marketing and office supplies discounts
Funding source: Private membership
Contact: Alyssa Shooshan, senior director, New England member and board relations / ashooshan@nam.org

National Tooling and Machining Association

1357 Rockside Road, Cleveland, OH 44134
800-248-6862 / ntma.org

Description: Industry advocate with nonprofit foundation to support manufacturing education
How to take advantage: Boston Chapter P.O. Box 95 Dracut, MA 01826 bostontooling.org Western Massachusetts Chapter 1207 North Street Ext. Feeding Hills, MA 01030 wmntma.org
Funding source: Private membership and donations
Contact: Carrie Marsico, contact, Brock Babb Memorial Scholarship / cmarsico@ntma.org
Matt Gilmore, director of membership / 216-264-2856 / mgilmore@ntma.org
Year founded: 1943

Northeast Advanced Manufacturing Consortium

www.namcnetwork.com/about/

Description: A regional partnership between industry, academia and workforce development established to promote sustained support for manufacturing within the Northeast of Massachusetts; administers the Massachusetts Apprenticeship Initiative
How to take advantage: Massachusetts Apprenticeship Initiative, training, grants, AMP It Up! Program and more
Funding source: Public-private partnership with federal funds, state investments and private sector fees
Contact: Brian Norris, director / 978-722-7087 / bnorris@mvwib.org

Precision Machined Products Association

6880 West Snowville Road, Brecksville, OH 044141
440-526-0300 / www.pmpa.org

Description: International trade association representing the interests of the precision machined products industry
Funding source: Membership dues
How to take advantage: Local chapter meetings, events
Contact: Miles K. Free, directory of industry research and technology  / mfree@pmpa.org; info@pmpa.org

Small Business Administration

10 Causeway St., Room 265A, Boston 02222
617-565-8416 / sba.gov/ma

Description: Loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small business
How to take advantage: Determine eligibility, find a bank, organize SBA paperwork, complete and submit forms
Funding source: Federal agency
Contact: Carlos Hernandez, lender relations specialist / 617-565-5565 / carlos.hernandez1@sba.gov
Year founded: 1953