Welcome to the website of the Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board. The 65 members of "the MWIB" develop strategies that guide the Commonwealth's efforts in ensuring workers have the skills they need to seize the opportunities available to them.

Our goal is simple: To ensure that our 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 MWIB ensures our efforts are driven by the demands of our businesses and the communities they serve. Our members - which by statute, must have a majority from the private sector - 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 MWIB has four full meetings a year, and there are currently three sub-committees, focusing on Adult Basic Education/English for Speakers of Other Languages, Links to Education, and Sector Priorities (developing the workforce for new jobs in growing industries).

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. With postings the time and place, agendas, and minutes of the meetings, this website is a resource for you to do that.

While this site is designed to update you on the latest developments of the MWIB, 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 Deval Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray 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 the webmaster