This page is updated for the FY2021 Odyssey Leadership Course that Starts on September 23, 2020.
Effective September 1, 2020: Eligible Massachusetts businesses of any size may apply for training grants through the Commonwealth Corporation's Workforce Training Fund’s Express Program. The Express Program offers cash grants to businesses to cover up to 50% of the cost of training employees, up to $3,000 per employee per course. Additional limitations apply. (The Express Program was previously only available to small businesses w/ 100 or fewer employees.) The Express Program assists companies by helping to address their employee training needs through a list of pre-registered courses. Companies must pay into the Workforce Training Fund to be eligible to apply for grant funds. Eligible employers complete a short, on-line application to request grant funds for pre-registered training courses.
Grant funds are limited to $3,000 per employee per course and $30,000 per company per calendar year. A company whose request has been approved will be reimbursed for up to 50% of the actual cost of training. Courses (such as OSHA) that a company is legally mandated to provide to its employees are not eligible for reimbursement under this grant program. You may only request reimbursement for training individuals who are on your company’s payroll and work in Massachusetts.
Firms may apply for Express Grants for ACEC/MA's Leadership Education Programs:
For the Odyssey program:
You should see a large excel spreadsheet like the chart below. Scroll down to the Provider: The Engineering Center Education Trust. Note: Colors are different on the actual Commonwealth Corporation website):
|RptDate||Provider Name||Website||Contact Email||Course ID#||Course Name||Length (Weeks)||Total Hours||Total Costs
|They Engineering Center Education Trust||www.engineers.org||
|1106093||Odyssey Leadership Program||9 week(s)||58||This interactive course, now in its 12th year, combines lectures with group activities, individual exploration and one-on-one advising to provide a skill-building educational experience. Designed for professionals with 10+ years experience, this course is based on four key foundations for leadership competence and developing one’s own unique leadership style: Understanding Self, Well- defined Personal Vision, Understanding Others, Communicating to Motivate. Sessions are interactive and students create a personal vision as part of the program. Odyssey Leadership is part of the ACEC/MA (American Council of Engineering Companies of MA) Leadership Education Program.|
|They Engineering Center Education Trustfirstname.lastname@example.org||1107061||Emerging Leaders Program||7 week(s)||35||$2200||
Designed for engineers, architects, land surveyors, LSPs, geologists and other emerging leaders with about 8-16 years of experience, this highly rated multi-session program imparts specific skills and competencies identified as critical for leadership success. Program highlights include Economics of Practice, business development strategies, contracts and risk management, government affairs and leading people in a professional services firm.
Contact email@example.com or call (617) 227-5551 if you have questions.
ACEC/MA members only pay the ACEC/MA member rate for registration. Check the ACEC/MA Member Directory to see if your firm is an ACEC/MA member. If your firm is an ACEC/MA member, you are a member.
Important: You must use the account, including the username and password, of the individual you wish to register.
IMPORTANT: Altering your name or contact information during registration will overwrite your record in our membership database. Please do not share your login information with anyone else.
If you have additional questions regarding registration, contact us at 617/227-5551 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is processed through the ACEC/MA associated website, www.engineers.org. ACEC/MA is supported by the staff of The Engineering Center Education Trust.