The MassHire Cape and Islands Workforce Board (CIWB) is one of sixteen workforce boards across the Commonwealth which work in collaboration with the local MassHire Career Center. The CIWB is organized as a private non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, 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 plays a critical role in providing workforce and economic development leadership within the Cape and Islands region, working with a variety of stakeholders including businesses, non-profits, municipalities, and academic partners. The CIWB is responsible for overseeing all publicly funded vocational education and training programs serving the entire Cape and the Islands region.
The CIWB serves the following 15 towns: Falmouth, Bourne, Sandwich, Mashpee, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Brewster, Harwich, Chatham, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, Provincetown and the Islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.
Mission and Vision
The MassHire Cape and Islands Workforce Board develops strategic partnerships and advocates for innovative solutions that provide equitable access to training and education. These efforts lead to sustainable career pathways, a skilled workforce, and economic resiliency in the region.
A highly skilled, inclusive workforce that is prepared to meet the evolving employment needs on Cape Cod and the Islands, encouraging self-sufficiency and economic resiliency in the region.