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Association recognizes Speaker Robert DeLeo. Chair Stan Usovicz presents the Speaker with Crystal Eagle Award
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The Massachusetts Workforce Board Association is a business-led organization representing the 16 member regional workforce boards employers, representatives of labor, higher education, business and industry associations, economic development and workforce organizations, which provides leadership in workforce development in each region across the Commonwealth. The Association conducts timely labor market analysis, brokers relationships between business and industry and providers of education and training programs, and sets policy concerning management and allocation of federal and state workforce development resources to best serve job seekers and employers in their regions.
What is a Workforce Board?
The Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) of Massachusetts provide workforce development leadership in 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:
Message from the Chairman
Stanley J. Usovicz
Welcome to the Association’s web site. We hope you have had the opportunity to utilize the web site and that it provides you with useful links to support your workforce efforts throughout Massachusetts.
The Massachusetts Workforce Board Association is a private sector led organization with representatives of business, labor, education and the non-profits, all of which are facing significant challenges as a result of a lack of jobs and in some sectors skilled workers available to meet current and projected workforce needs.
Our key objective is to develop a recognition of the need for change in education, job placement and training practices as they relate to workforce development and economic development throughout the Commonwealth.
The Association members have been focusing on several key initiatives:
We all know the challenge of the critical economic times that everyone in the Commonwealth and the Country is facing. I firmly believe that workforce development is economic development and that workforce development will chart the path to the better economic times to come. This Association and the workforce development movement needs your help. There are many ways you can help through your regional Boards and the programs they have developed as well as through the initiatives that have been developed by the Commonwealth and this Association. Thank you in advance for your assistance with this effort to solve the workforce problems that confront this Commonwealth and create a better future for us all.
Stanley J Usovicz, Chairman