The Bristol Workforce Investment Board is one of 16 Workforce Boards throughout Massachusetts, and is charged with overseeing, coordinating and implementing workforce development initiatives in the Greater Fall River, Attleboro and Taunton areas.
The goal of the Workforce Investment Board is to develop a truly universal, world class system serving the current and future workforce and all workforce entities.
Board members offer a wide range of skills and experience and include representatives from local businesses, educational Institutions, Community Based Organizations, labor unions, governmental agencies, economic development bodies, and Chambers of Commerce.
Are you an employer that needs to fill vacant positions, has had difficulty identifying qualified employees or has a desire to upgrade the skills of your existing workforce? The Bristol Workforce Investment Board can assist in connecting you with grant programs designed to meet you needs as well as identify a talent pipeline to fill vacancies within your company.
Are you a job seeker who has had difficulty finding employment? The Career Centers of Bristol County can provide you job search assistance, access to labor market information, lists of job orders from local companies and other employment related services. As we are primarily funded through federal and state workforce allocations and grants, our services are provided at no cost to employers and job seekers alike.
The Bristol Workforce Investment Board serves 14 cities and towns including Attleboro, Berkley, Dighton, Fall River, Mansfield, North Attleboro, Norton, Raynham, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Somerset, Swansea, Taunton and Westport.
We oversee a wide range of workforce development activities in southeastern Massachusetts, representing a multitude of federal and state funding streams. These include Youth, Adult and Dislocated Worker programs funded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the Career Centers of Bristol County, School to Career initiatives, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Adult Basic Education activities, the Workforce Training Fund program, U.S. Department of Labor National Emergency Grants and other specially funded workforce development activities.
"Striving to increase the occupational skill attainment, employment, retention and earning of participants, and as a result improve the quality of the workforce, reduce dependency on public assistance, and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the region."
The Bristol Workforce Investment Board released its Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title I Youth Request for Proposals on May 10, 2018. The RFP can be accessed on the "News and Updates" page.
The next meeting of the Bristol Workforce Investment Board will be held on June 21, 2018, 8:30 am at White's of Westport, 66 State Rd., Westport, MA 02790. Agenda for the meeting will be available soon.