The Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board (BAWIB) is a business-led, policy-setting board that oversees workforce development initiatives in our ten-community region. BAWIB, along with the Mayor of Brockton, charters CareerWorks, the One Stop Career Center operated by the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute and YouthWorks, the youth career and educational resource center. Providing oversight and leveraging resources, BAWIB works with our community leaders to respond to current trends in our region.
Adult Job Seekers
BAWIB charters and provides administrative oversight of the local One-Stop Career Center, CareerWorks, which is operated by the UMASS Donahue Institute. CareerWorks offers job listings, career guidance, labor market information, training and education resources, and tools for job preparation. Resources available on site include a computer lab, printers, telephone and fax machines, and copiers. All workshops and services are focused on assisting individuals through the job search process to compete in today’s job market.
BAWIB works to provide employers access to qualified workers by bringing training resources to the region and fostering collaborations for regional priorities. We also serve as ambassador for the MA Workforce Training fund and conduct training sessions for employers. An additional focus of the Board is to respond to the need for Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) resources into our region.
The Youth One Stop Career Center is a BAWIB-led initiative that offers universal access to a system of year-round workforce development programs for our region’s young adults. The site functions as a hub of high-quality employment, training, and supportive services for 14-24 year-olds residing in the Brockton Service Delivery Area (SDA). YouthWorks collaborates with social service agencies and private-employer partners to ensure positive, measurable outcomes.