Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board, Inc.
The Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board, Inc. (WIB), is a business-led, policy-setting board that oversees workforce development initiatives in the ten-community region stretching from Dartmouth to Wareham, MA. Appointed by New Bedford Mayor Scott W. Lang, the Board is composed of business, civic, education, labor, and community leaders.
The WIB oversees workforce development efforts in Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Freetown, Lakeville, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Rochester, and Wareham. Included are the Greater New Bedford Career Center and the Wareham Career Center, both operated jointly by New Directions Southcoast, Inc. and the Massachusetts Division of Career Services.
The WIB is the agent for delivering state and federally funded programs for employment, training, and economic development systems. The WIB oversees contractors, through a bid process, who deliver services authorized for Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Adult, Dislocated (laid off) Worker, and Youth.