Since 2018, Built Environment Plus has directed $1.2M of Workforce Training Funds to the MA green building community, which has provided FREE training for 800+ individuals. This education effort is driving sustainable and regenerative design, construction, and operations of the built environment. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!
Come learn why participating in the NEW Express Program or existing General Program from the Workforce Training Fund Program (WTFP) is a smart move for you and the planet and see how Built Environment Plus is curating important training to meet the needs of the local building industry for this moment.
The WTFP is a program of MA Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development
Your Participation is Crucial
Built Environment Plus is committed to upholding our mission to promote, train, and advocate for all forms of sustainable and regenerative building from design, construction, and ongoing operations. We are focused on bringing relevant instruction to address the needs of the design, construction, and operations workforce in order to make this happen.
Businesses that participate in our offered training will develop industry leading skills in:
View our training catalogue to see some of the training that would be available to you!
Both Programs could fund up to 100% of your training!
The Express Program is designed to help businesses respond quickly to emerging needs and keep employees engaged. With bite-size grants for just-in-time training and no waiting periods between grants, Express is the Workforce Training Fund’s fastest path to funding. Join us and learn more about this opportunity. More information can be found on the Express Program Website.
All business sizes can get funding towards training, those with 100 or less employees in MA can get 100% covered up to $3K per person per course until $30k is reached for the calendar year, and those with more than 100 employees can get up to 50% covered up to the same amounts per calendar year.
With the General Program Businesses of any size in Massachusetts can apply for up to $250,000 of training in a 2-year period. BE+ works with companies to develop a curriculum to meet their business goals. This process begins with a training catalogue with nearly 200 courses. We write the application and then administer the grant on behalf of our clients. Companies then match the grant amount with the cost of employee time.
Making connections to green building experts through training instruction is a key perk in addition to gaining leading knowledge helping to advance our ability to create a healthy, equitable, and sustainable built environment.
The Workforce Training Fund is a state fund financed entirely by Massachusetts employers, and enacted into law in July 1998. Its purpose is to provide resources to Massachusetts businesses and workers to train current and newly hired employees.
“The Workforce Training Grant has supported Payette staff in learning new tools and skills that enables us to continue to push our designs in order to create better buildings.”
“Utilizing this program for a series of whole office engagements around design excellence was a great boon to Goody Clancy because direct costs were completely covered. The workshops, led by Barbra Batshalom of the Sustainable Performance Institute, were a major step forward in ensuring that all members of the firm, including marketing, accounting, and support, understand the values and goals of our sustainability/design excellence framework plan.”