Central Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board



guiding resources for a stronger workforce



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.








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