The Central Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board is a
public/private partnership, serving needs of both employers and employees. The board collaboratively develops and implements strategies for job readiness and skills advancement, leveraging community resources that promote economic wellness within the region's 38 cities and towns.
Who We Are
The Central Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board (CMWIB)
is a volunteer body of diverse stakeholders responsible for
policy, oversight and coordination of federal and state
workforce development initiatives and job training programs.
Our Board is made up of individuals from the private sector,
labor, education, community based organizations and a number
of state agencies. A majority of Board members and the Board
Chair are from the business community to help ensure we are
employer-led and responsive to employer needs.
What We Do
The CMWIB is one of 16 Workforce Investment Boards throughout
Massachusetts, charged with overseeing and implementing local
workforce development initiatives. The CMWIB serves Worcester
and 37 surrounding communities in Central Massachusetts. The
purpose of the CMWIB is to develop a system that ensures
individuals have the skills necessary to meet the demands of
area employers, and to also ensure that employers have access
to these skilled individuals. We accomplish this by doing the
§ Overseeing the Workforce Central Career Center which has branches in Worcester, Southbridge, and Milford Developing the local workforce strategic plan.
§ Allocating federal and state training funds to companies and community based organizations.
§ Assisting with state training fund applications and grants that are given to local companies to help train or retrain their employees.
The CMWIB serves 38 cities and towns in Central Massachusetts.
These communities are:
Worcester, Auburn, Oxford, Webster, West Boylston,
Boylston, Shrewsbury Grafton, Millbury, Sutton, Douglas,
Uxbridge, Northbridge,Upton, Northborough, Westborough,
Milford, Hopedale, Mendon, Millville, Blackstone, Southbridge, Charlton, Sturbridge, Leicester, Spencer, Paxton, Holden, Rutland, Dudley, Oakham, New Braintree, Hardwick, North Brookfield, East Brookfield, Brookfield, West Brookfield, and Warren.