Commonwealth Workforce Coalition


May 11, 2017 | (Sturbridge, MA)  Attendees of the Commonwealth Workforce Coalition (CWC) annual conference will get a sneak peak of Five Star’s data integration solutions designed to support the Massachusetts Community College system GPSTEM project. Funded by a US DOL grant, the GPSTEM project’s mission is to advance training and educational needs in targeted STEM fields in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Five Star is the technology partner on the project requirement to integrate the data systems of the public higher education and workforce systems.

Greg Bunn, Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, David Leavitt, Bunker Hill Community College, and Brianne McDonough, Northern Essex Community College are presenting the workshop, “A New Community College Tool for Navigating Education and Careers on a Regional Level,” sharing how the online toolset Five Star developed gives prospective students, advisors/coaches and staff from community based organizations, career centers and community colleges the ability to research high-demand jobs on a regional level — helping individuals navigate to regional college programs that will help them reach their employment goals.

The CWC is a program of the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC) and the University of Massachusetts Boston Center for Social Policy. This year’s event, carrying the theme of “Defining Challenges, Shaping Opportunities” estimates 350 attendees from across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will attend.

Five Star will also showcase this same solution — and how it addresses the key challenges of data security and sharing, while integrating disparate data sources for more effective results — in the exhibit hall.

For more information about the event, visit the conference website.