The Cape and Islands Workforce Board (CIWB) is a regional, private sector led agency responsible for overseeing all publicly funded vocational education and training programs serving the entire Cape and the Islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. The CIWB is organized as a private non-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation, formed to carry out the mandates of the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998. This work is conducted under the guidance of leaders from the private, public, and non profit sectors.
What is Workforce Development?
Workforce Development includes all of the public and private investments and activities undertaken to ensure that individuals are employable and have jobs.
Simultaneously the workforce development system works to ensure that companies can find and develop the skilled workforce they need to be successful in the world marketplace.
See the CIWB Regional Blueprint here.
Mission and Vision
Provide leadership for workforce development activities through private and public partnerships.
The Cape & Islands will have a skilled workforce that supports business retention, expansion and attraction in a community that promotes self-sufficiency, economic opportunity, and lifelong learning.