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Explore the 16 Workforce Investment Board Regions
What is a Workforce Board?
The Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) of Massachusetts provide workforce development leadership iin their communities. These business-lead WIBs have the critical role of governance and oversight of the federal and state resources that support the regional network of One-Stop Career Centers and education and training investments in their regions.
Workforce Board membership consists of private-sector businesses working in concert with labor, education, and the public sector to design effective, demand driven workforce development services for job seekers and employers. To keep business competitive and to sustain economic growth, our 16 WIBs:
For more information on the 16 WIBs of Massachusetts, click HERE.
Message from the ChairmanStanley J. Usovicz
Business-led Workforce Board regional partnerships are the key elements necessary for the ultimate success of the Commonwealth's economy and competitiveness. Combining leadership from the business, labor, non-profit, and educational sectors, our Boards are able to craft workforce solutions that are meaningful and effective for each region. Our members and partners have been busy over the past several months working to respond to the significant challenges posed by the current economic recession. Governor Deval Patrick and his labor and workforce team - led by Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Joanne Goldstein, Division of Career Services Director George Moriarty and Commonwealth Corporation President Nancy Snyder, have been working closely with Workforce Boards and Chief Elected Officials to effectively implement a wide array of workforce and job creation initiatives. In partnership with the Legislative leadership, we are advocating for new training investments and youth summer and year-round jobs. The Health Care, Life Sciences, Green Jobs, and Energy and other sectors provide new and expanded opportunities for job growth, and training resources are being targeted toward these industry sectors.
The Association members have been working to better connect Massachusetts's employers and job seekers to the workforce development system. Many innovative answers to workforce problems have been developed by the regional Boards. The Association seeks to build on the work of the Boards and to assist its members to more effectively respond to industry labor market gaps and workforce needs. (Read More...)