The MassHire Cape and Islands Workforce Board Story

The MassHire 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 region. The CIWB is organized as a private non-profit 501 (c) 3 Corporation, formed to carry out the mandates of the federal policies of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which became effective July 1, 2015. The CIWB is one of sixteen workforce boards across the Commonwealth, which work in collaboration with the One Stop Career Center system. Workforce Boards play a critical role in their community providing workforce and economic leadership within their region.

The CIWB serves the following 15 town: Falmouth, Bourne, Sandwich, Mashpee, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Brewster, Harwich, Chatham, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, Provincetown and the Islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

MassHire Cape and Islands Career Center
Governance & Downloads
Board of Directors

Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

The MassHire Cape and Islands Workforce Board mission is to provide leadership for workforce development activities through private and public partnerships.

Vision Statement

We envision the Cape and Islands region to have a skilled workforce that supports business retention, expansion, self-sufficiency, economic opportunity, and lifelong learning. Collaborating with the MassHire Cape and Islands Career Center through a systemic approach supports this vision through an array of career center services.

Meet Our Team

Kara O'Donnell-Galvin
Kara O'Donnell-GalvinExecutive Director
Samantha Fonseca
Samantha FonsecaProgram/Data Manager
Silene Gordon
Silene GordonBusiness Development Coordinator
Michael Edwards
Michael EdwardsAccountant