33% of students DO NOT GRADUATE from community college within 4 years
Over 30% of students go DIRECTLY TO THE WORKFORCE and that number is growing
40% of students DO NOT GRADUATE from college within 6 Years
The Changing Workforce Landscape calls for a TRANSFORMATION of Workforce Pipeline Development so ALL young people can thrive and build financially successful careers
The SCG Workforce Pipeline Accelerator is our signature 4-part framework to build workforce pipelines that increase post-secondary outcomes for ALL students.
→ Create high quality post-secondary career placements so that ALL students graduate with a plan
→ Create scalable workforce pipelines to career success without students having to amass college debt
→ Create post-secondary options to meet labor market demands for a diverse, equitable workforceGET STARTED NOW
“Judi has been an exceptional partner that I hope to work with for many years to come. While Judi and her team are quintessential professionals and researchers, what really sets them apart is their expertise in workforce development, organizational improvement, and the institutional landscape in Massachusetts. The team is able to leverage this expertise to add tremendous value to schools seeking to elevate and accelerate their work to provide students with career pathways towards prosperity. I enthusiastically recommend them without reservation!"
Josh Otlin | Principal Milford High School
"The Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGC MA) recently undertook a concerted workforce development initiative for the commercial construction industry. While we represent some of the most sophisticated commercial builders in the country, we lacked the expertise to navigate the space between the educational community and our industry. After becoming a client of Specialized Career Guidance, we couldn’t be more pleased with our progress in creating pathways to employment between schools, community stakeholders, and our industry. Judi Vigna is an exceptional collaborator who creates synergistic connections with all stakeholders to make educational and vocational pathways to employment more diverse, inclusive, and navigable."
John S. Ferrante | CEO, Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts, Inc.
There has never been a better time!
The SCG Workforce Pipeline Accelerator provides your team the tools, the strategies, and expert guidance to build workforce pipelines quickly. We are with you every step of the way!
The SCG Accelerator delivers...
Workforce Pilot Programs with Student Cohorts in Multiple Industry Sectors
Career Pathways Coupled with Workforce Preparation and Training
Resources Designed to Establish Industry-Recognized Credentials
Strategic Career Exploration Programming Emphasizing Regional Priorities
Expert Guidance on Program Implementation at All Phases
“Specialized Career Guidance has proven to be the ideal partner in meeting workforce development goals. The challenging demands of training the workforce of today and tomorrow requires a wide variety of skill sets, all of which are found in the Specialized Career Guidance team. Without reservation, I would recommend the expertise of Specialized Career Guidance to any public or private organization that is seeking results."
Laura Buckley | Deputy Executive Director, MassHire South Shore Workforce Board
Judi Vigna, CDE® and CEO of Specialized Career Guidance
Judi is a workforce development specialist with extensive experience building workforce pipelines between high schools seeking to expand post-graduate outcomes, and leading industries seeking to hire motivated talent.
Judi helps educational teams develop the organizational systems to implement sustainable and scalable school-to-work pipelines, and rapidly advance career pathway programming.
Adept at building strong coalitions of community and regional partners, Judi travels throughout the state meeting with industry leaders, school districts, unions, and associations, to foster development of career opportunities for young people.
Judi is a Certified Diversity Executive® Trained in Career Pathway Development
Associated Industries of Massachusetts - Member
Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC), Western Mass 2022 Cohort
Leadership South Shore, a South Shore Bank & South Shore Chamber of Commerce Initiative
Steering Team Member
Cohort Participant 2021 - 2022
Massachusetts Workforce Association - Affiliate Member
MassHire South Shore Workforce Board
Manufacturing Advisory Committee Member
HealthCare Advisory Committee Member
OSHA 10 Certification
Plymouth Public Schools
Computer-Aided Design Advisory Member
Society for Diversity - Certified Diversity Executive with Distinction of Exceptional for Submitted Project
South Shore Chamber Member
Women's Business Enterprise National Certification (WBENC)
Women for UMASS Amherst
Outreach and Engagement Committee Member
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What's Included in the SCG Workforce Pipeline Accelerator Program
The Art of Building the Infrastructure
Education-to-Workforce Pipelines call for a strategic approach to building a set of integrated systems.
You will finish this Module with a comprehensive overview of your school district’s current career pathway and workforce components and a cross-functional team ready to move your goals forward.
Leveraging Expertise to Expediate Your Reach & Build Capacity
With your foundational knowledge established and your team in place, you will take an integrated approach to identifying and partnering with external stakeholders.
You will finish this Module with the knowledge and skills to develop productive partnerships and advance career exploration programming.
Post-secondary success can be achieved through a variety of pathways.
You will finish this Module with pipeline systems in place and a school community primed for post-secondary success.
Broadening the Scope
Building and maintaining successful workforce development pipelines is not a ‘one and done’ enterprise.
You will finish this Module with the organizational systems in place to broaden post-secondary outcomes for students and develop long-term workforce pipelines along multiple career pathways.
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SCG Workforce Pipeline Accelerator
Choose the option that best fits how you would like to get started
Included in the Program
4 Asynchronous Modules
32 Mini Lessons
Professional Development Training
Templates, Assessments & Resources
Recorded Interviews with Industry Experts
Live Office Hours
Bonus Consulting Services
Book a Consultation with Judi Vigna
If you would like to meet with Judi for a demonstration of the Accelerator program and to discuss whether it's a fit for your organization, complete the application. Once submitted, you will be redirected to Judi's calendar to book a call.
Begin Program Onboarding
If you are ready to get started with the Accelerator program, complete the onboarding packet. The packet contains a summary of the program, the licensing agreement and an invoice that can be downloaded or paid by credit card.