The Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board

The Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board (MWIB) advises the Governor on continuously improving the Massachusetts Workforce Development system.

The Board is comprised of private sector employers, agency heads, legislators, and representatives from state and local workforce development entities. Additionally, there are sixteen (16) local Workforce Investment Boards in Massachusetts that oversee workforce development activities in their areas.

The MWIB is governed by federal law (WIA), executive order, and state law. As required by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), a majority of the board and its chair must be from the private sector. This requirement helps ensure that employer and business interests throughout the Commonwealth play a key role in advising the Governor about the needs of Massachusetts workforce system, and helping make the system “demand driven.” By executive order, the Governor serves as co-chair of MWIB.

Related workforce sites:

National Association of Workforce Boards – NAWB
NGA National Association of State Workforce Board Chairs - NASWBC