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Massachusetts Climate Careers Fund

Impact Investments, Workforce & Economic Mobility


34,000Workers needed to meet MA's climate goals

Social Finance is partnering with the Healey Administration on the first-in-the-nation Massachusetts Climate Careers Fund: an outcomes-based workforce fund designed to fill climate workforce gaps, increase access to economic mobility for workers, and support a diverse clean energy workforce. 

Massachusetts has ambitious goals to achieve Net Zero by 2050. To achieve the Commonwealth’s greenhouse gas reduction mandates, Massachusetts needs to train an additional 34,000 workers for climate sector jobs. 

The Fund will support residents of Massachusetts who are unemployed, underemployed, or otherwise qualify as low-income, with an added focus on individuals from underrepresented communities in the clean energy workforce and environmental justice communities. Additionally, the Climate Careers Fund will support career advancement by providing upskilling training opportunities for entry-level workers and current fossil fuel workers to gain new green career skills to advance to in-demand roles with higher wages.

The Fund may partner with a wide range of high-quality education and training providers across the Commonwealth to train workers, including: community colleges, vocational and technical schools, private institutions, unions, and community-based organizations.

In Massachusetts, we have a storied history and culture of mission-driven innovation. We are America’s state of firsts – and today we’re proud to add another first to that list with the launch of the Climate Careers Fund.

Maura Healey

Governor of Massachusetts

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The Climate Careers Fund is proof that we are all hands on deck for climate in Massachusetts and focused on creating high-quality clean energy jobs in every region of the state.

Kim Driscoll

Lt. Governor of Massachusetts

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Here in Massachusetts, we are leaders in developing innovative solutions to address our toughest problems – and the Climate Careers Fund is proof of that.

Melissa Hoffer

Climate Chief

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