The purpose of the regional planning and the development of the MassHire Central Regional Workforce Blueprint is to use the same regional boundaries between economic development, workforce, education and key partners. The MassHire North Central and MassHire Central Workforce Boards have identified business demand for skills, create​d regional strategies, and aligned existing resources to support workforce development in the region. The goal is to ensure that ​regional employers, educators, and workforce training officials are coordinated in a way that​ creates strong talent pipelines, for both middle-skilled and highly skilled jobs.
Healthcare, Manufacturing and Transportation/Logistics Industry sectors have been identified in the Central MA Workforce Blueprint as HIGH PRIORITY. To support sustained growth of these critical occupational areas, three consortia have been created to drive workforce development
  • Central Region Advanced Manufacturing Consortium
  • Central Region Healthcare Consortium
  • Central Region Transportation and Logistics Consortium