Boston's Workforce Investment Board

Mayor Walsh appoints the members of the Private Industry Council, which serves as Boston's Workforce Investment Board. The Board is comprised of leaders from business, education, government, labor and the community. It oversees the distribution of public workforce development funds in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Jobs and Community Services. The Board charters Boston’s one-stop career centers and works through them to implement workforce development strategies.

Massachusetts' two-year Workforce Development Plan reflects the continuing federal direction toward streamlined service delivery, the provision of youth services geared toward out-of-school youth and increasing local accountability. There is an evolving effort to align workforce investment policies on training more closely with a regional approach to critical, high growth sectors of the economy.