Welcome to the website of the Massachusetts Workforce Development Board (MWDB). The 33 members of  MWDB develop strategies that guide the Commonwealth's efforts in ensuring workers have the skills they need to fill the jobs businesses create,  for a more prosperous Commonwealth, with higher wages for workers, larger profits for businesses and stronger communities for all.

The MWDB ensures our efforts are driven by the demands of our businesses and the communities they serve. Our members, review, revise, and advise the executive branch on how to create and sustain the workforce Massachusetts needs to succeed in the world economy. Our members represent all parts of the Commonwealth, and come from all walks of life from small businesses to multinational corporations, from organized labor to community organizations, and state and local officials.

The MWDB has four full meetings a year. Every meeting is open to the public, and we invite you - members of the public or workforce development professionals alike - to attend and make your voice heard. While this site is designed to update you on the latest developments of the MWDB, it is also a portal to other sites, including the One-Stop Career Centers to the Local Workforce Investment Boards to the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development - across the spectrum of the Commonwealth's workforce development efforts.

The Administration of Governor Baker is committed to prosperity through partnership. This website is one way we fulfill that goal - if you think we can improve our online presence, please contact us.  We look forward to working with you as we strengthen our workforce, the economy, and the Commonwealth as a whole.

Cheryl Scott, 
MWDB Executive Director
19 Staniford Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 626-7112
cheryl.scott@state.ma.us

Massachusetts Workforce Development Board Members

Appointed Members

Donna Cupelo –  Chair
President
Verizon New England

Aixa Beauchamp
President
Beauchamp and Associates

Joanne Berwald
Vice President, Human Resources
MESTEK, Inc.

Kristin Broadley
Owner
Centerville Pie Company

Anne Broholm
Chief Executive Officer
Ahead, LLC

Jesse Brown
Co-Founder/ Director of Operations
Heidrea Communications LLC

Gerard Burke
President & CEO
Hillcrest Educational Foundation

Tricia Canavan
President
United Personnel Services

James Cassetta
President/CEO
WORK, Inc

Kathleen Cullen-Cote
Corporate Vice President of Human Resources
PTC Corporation

Driscoll DoCanto
Resident Director
Merrill Lynch

Sherry Dong
Director, Community Health Improvement Programs
Tufts Medical Center

Senator Eileen M. Donoghue
Senator, 1st Middlesex District
Massachusetts Senate

Mayor Kimberley Driscoll
Mayor
City of Salem

Dr. Pam Eddinger
President
Bunker Hill Community College

Eric D. Hagopian
President and CEO
Massachusetts Center for Advanced Design and Manufacturing

Cassius Johnson
Senior Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs
Year Up

Susan Mailman
Owner / President
Coghlin Electrical Contractors, Inc.

John G. Mann
President
NAGE, Local 292

Juliette C. Mayers
President & CEO
Inspiration Zone LLC

Beth Mitchell
Director, Maritime and Strategic Systems Engineering
General Dynamics

Carol Ozelius
Chief Operating Officer
JVS

Warren Pepicelli
Executive Vice President
UNITE-HERE

Joanne Pokaski
Director of Workforce Development
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Mayor Daniel Rivera
Mayor
City of Lawrence

Elizabeth Skidmore
Business Representative/Organizer
New England Regional Council of Carpenters

Representative Joseph Wagner
Representative, Eighth Hampden District
Massachusetts House of Representatives

Beth Williams
President & CEO
Roxbury Technology Corporation

Raymond Wrobel
Vice President
Align Credit Union

Ex-Officio Members

Robert LePage
Assistant Secretary for Career Education
MA Executive Office of Education

Commissioner Adelaide “Nicky” Osborne
Commissioner
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

Juan Vega
Assistant Secretary for Communities and Programs
MA Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development

Secretary Ronald Walker, II
Secretary
MA Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Massachusetts Workforce Development Board

2016 Meetings
 

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Massachusetts State House
Boston, MA
Meeting
Agenda docx format of Agenda
Meeting Minutes pdf format of MWDB Meeting Minutes_02-25-16
WIOA Combined State Plan Presentation pptx format of WIOA MA Combined State Plan Overview for State Board 
file size 2MB
Proposed MWDB Board Committees docx format of Proposed MWDB Committees 2016


Wednesday, June 15, 2016
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The New England Carpenters Training Center
Robert D. Marshall Training Center
13 Holman Road
Millbury, MA 01527
Meeting Agenda and Directions pdf format of MWDB Meeting 06-15-16 Agenda & Directions
Meeting Minutes
 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
AHEAD, LLC
270 Samuel Barnet Blvd
RSVP for this meeting
 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016*
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Northeastern Massachusetts
Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes
 

*Times and locations are tentative and subject to change

Questions or concerns: Contact Cheryl Scott or (617) 626-7112