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.
BAWIB works with employers to bring training resources to the region and to foster 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. Developing new strategies to build the capacity of the region, BAWIB has initiated a wide range of programming for ABE & ESOL residents. A full time staff manages operations and assists the Board in the implementation of policy and practices.