Why our partners are important to us.

Our Partners are important to us and the workforce system as a whole. Workforce development partnerships bring together multiple perspectives and complementary needs from businesses, education and training providers, workforce organizations, and community resources to support the design, implementation, and sustainability of effective workforce development interventions.  Partnerships provide the opportunity to leverage the respective resources, assets, knowledge, and expertise of diverse organizations around a focused challenge.

Some of our Partnerships can have a large number of members, representing different perspectives and types of organizations, and with varying degrees of commitment to the mission of the partnership.   Some partnerships may seek equal or similar levels of participation.  Others may develop multiple partner categories in order to allow for different levels and degrees of commitment, engagement, and participation.  Noted here are some of those partners and partnerships.


  • Bristol County Sheriff’s Office
  • City of New Bedford
  • Center for Advanced Manufacturing at MassTech Collaborative
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)
  • The Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council
  • Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC)
  • Massachusetts Department of Career Services (DCS)
  • Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC)
  • Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech)
  • MassHire BizWorks
  • New Bedford Economic Development Council (NBEDC)
  • New Bedford Health Department
  • New Bedford Opioid Task Force
  • New Bedford Police Department
  • Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (SRTA)
  • U.S. Department of Labor


  • AccuRounds
  • Acushnet Company
  • Ahead USA/Kate Lord
  • Atkore/AFC Atkore International
  • BayCoast Bank
  • Better Image Apparel
  • Blount Fine Foods
  • Brittany Global Technologies
  • Cheer Pack North America
  • Darn It!, Inc.
  • Davico Manufacturing
  • East Coast Fabrication
  • Equus Workforce Solutions®
  • Five Star Manufacturing
  • Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding
  • Horacio’s
  • HTP Comfort Solutions LLC
  • INEX Advisors LLC
  • Joseph Abboud Manufacturing
  • Johnson & Johnson/Depuy, Kelley Services, Inc
  • Kennedy Appraisers Inc.
  • Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training
  • Marine Hydraulics
  • Matouk
  • Mayflower Wind
  • Membrane Concepts
  • Merrow Manufacturing
  • Moby Dick Brewing Co.
  • New Bedford Seafood Auction
  • Onset Computers
  • Potentia Holdings, LLC
  • Poyant Signs
  • Precix, Inc.
  • Quinn Fisheries Inc.
  • Reliable Bus Lines, Inc.
  • SEAmless Marine, Inc.
  • SencorpWhite
  • Sid Wainer & Son’s
  • South Coast Federal Credit Union
  • Spherion Staffing
  • Standard Marine Outfitters
  • Tech-Etch
  • Teledyne Marine
  • TEUFELBERGER Fiber Rope Co.
  • Trinity Solar
  • Vanson Leathers
  • Vineyard Wind

Community Based

  • 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East
  • Building Pathways South Pre-Apprentice Program
  • Coastline Elderly Services
  • Community Economic Development Center (CEDC)
  • Business Innovation Center
  • Commonwealth Corporation
  • Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern Massachusetts  (CEDC)
  • Construction & General Laborer’s Union Local No. 385(L.I. U.N.A.)
  • E-workstyle Institute
  • Fishing Partnership Support Services (FPSS)
  • Greater New Bedford Community Health Center
  • Greater New Bedford Youth Alliance
  • Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council
  • Immigrants Assistance Center (IAC)
  • Job Corps
  • Junior Achievement
  • Living Become, LLC
  • MassHire Workforce Association
  • MassMEP
  • New Bedford Housing Authority (NBHA)
  • NorthStar Learning Center
  • One Southcoast Chamber of Commerce
  • Positive Action Against Chemical Addiction  (PAACA)
  • People Acting in Community Endeavors, Inc. (PACE)
  • United Way of Greater New Bedford
  • YouthBuild
  • YWCA of Southeastern Massachusetts

Education & Training

  • Apponequet Regional High School
  • Bridgewater State University
  • Bristol Community College
  • Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School
  • Cape Cod Community College
  • Coastal Career Academy
  • Dartmouth High School
  • Fairhaven High School
  • Fairhaven Public Schools
  • Global Learning Charter Public School
  • Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School
  • Greater New Bedford Vocational Technical Institute
  • Kiva Centers
  • Lesley University
  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School
  • Old Rochester Regional High School
  • New Bedford High School
  • New Bedford Public Schools Division of Adult/Continuing Education & Summer School
  • Quincy College
  • South Shore Regional Vocational Technical High School
  • Stonehill College
  • Trinity Day Academy
  • Wareham Cooperative Alternative School
  • Wareham High School
  • Whaling City Alternative School
  • Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Workers’ Education Program

Healthcare & Behavioral Health

  • Acadia Healthcare Centers
  • Aspire Health Alliance
  • Child and Family Services
  • Fellowship Health Resources, Inc. (FHR)
  • Health Care Resource Centers
  • High Point Treatment Center
  • LifeStream, Inc.
  • New Life Counseling & Wellness
  • Seven Hills Behavioral Health
  •  SouthCoast Hospitals Group
  • Stanley Street Treatment Centers
  •  Steppingstone, Inc.

MassHire Southeast Region 6 Workforce Boards

  • MassHire Bristol Workforce Board
  • MassHire Brockton Workforce Board
  • MassHire South Shore Workforce Board

MassHire Southeast Region 6 Career Centers

  • MassHire Greater New Bedford Career Center
  • MassHire Bristol Career Centers
  • MassHire Brockton Career Centers
  • MassHire South Shore Career Center

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