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South Shore Workforce Investment Board Members

Business Representatives

Donald Uvanitte
[Board Chair]
Eastern Insurance

Brilene Faherty
The Bulfinch Group

Kevin Malone
TD Bank

Keelas Small
Comfort Inn Plymouth

William Brennan
The Strategem Group, LLC

Peter Forman
South Shore Chamber of Commerce

Cynthia Page
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton


Joan Costello
Wessling Architects

John Graves
Symons Industries, Inc.

Cynthia Sierra
Manet Community Health Center, Inc.


Laurie Fadden
Sullivan Tire

Greg Hanley
P. V. Sullivan



Labor Representatives

James Connor
Norfolk County Central Labor Council AFL-CIO

Justin Desmond
Painters & Allied Trades District Council #35

Education Representatives

Peter Tsaffaras
[Vice Chair]
Quincy College

Charles Wall
Massasoit Community College



Economic Development Representatives

Maureen Rogers
Quincy Chamber of Commerce

Kevin O’Reilly
Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce

Community Based Organizations

Beth Ann Strollo
Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc.


Adults, Youth & Dislocated Workers

Kevin Madden
South Coastal Career
Development Administration


David Manning
Division of Career Services

Unemployment Insurance

David Manning
Division of Career Services

Chapter 41 of Title 38 (DVOP/LVER)

David Manning
Division of Career Services

Adult Education and Literacy

Beth Ann Strollo
Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc.

Post-Secondary Vocational Education

Charles Wall
Massasoit Community College




Vocational Rehab Program

Julie Proud-Ray
Mass Rehabilitation Commission

Title V Older Americans

Kun Chang
Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center

Trade Adjustment Assistance

David Manning
Division of Career Services

Migrant & Seasonal Farmworkers

David Manning
Division of Career Services

Community Service Block Grant Employment & Training

Patricia Daly
South Shore Community Action Council Inc.


Housing and Urban Development Employment & Training

Dede Riendeau
Plymouth Housing Authority

Workforce Training Fund Program:
The Workforce Training Fund Program (WTFP) provides Massachusetts businesses with the resources needed to invest in workforce development, improve employee skills, and maintain the economic strength and viability of the Commonwealth's businesses.

Training grants of up to $250,000 are available for: ESOL, Lean/Continuous Process Improvement, Six-Sigma, Adult Basic Education, Software and IT Skills, Project Management, Sales, CNC, Customer Service, Leadership and Management Skills, ISO, and many more.

There are 4 different grant programs: DOWNLOAD WTFP GRANT MENU (PDF)
General Program
Express Program
Regional Training Capacity
 Pilot Program

Technical Assistance Grants

Workplace Safety Training Grant: The Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) awards up to $25,000.00 to various organizations to fund workplace safety training. Eligible employers within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts covered by the Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Law (MGL CH. 152) may qualify for funding. Learn more here. VIEW SITE

Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC): Employers can receive a Federal Tax Credit of up to $9,600 for each new hire that meets specified criteria. View complete details here.VIEW SITE

Training Opportunities for Adults: The South Shore region brings opportunities to adults seeking to upgrade their education and improve their marketable skills.



Career Centers:
Plymouth Career Center
Quincy Career Center

The South Shore Workforce Investment Board is located at:
15 Cottage Avenue, Ste. 302
Quincy, MA 02169
Tel: 617-328-7001
Fax: 617-328-7381