The attached plan represents the Bristol WIB's required submission to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. It includes the region's local performance goals and integrated agency budget.

The Strategic Plan is the guiding document for the work of the Board. It Includes labor market and workforce analysis, strategic priorities, ways to address the identified challenges and goals and how we measure our progress.

A best practices guide related to the Bristol WIB led partnership bringing together the public workforce development system, vocational technical schools, the local Community College and employer partners to better prepare unemployed and underemployed individuals for jobs at regional manufacturing businesses. With support from a Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund (WCTF) grant, the Bristol Workforce Investment Board created a training program at two vocational technical high schools to prepare participants for jobs as computer numerically controlled (CNC) programmers and machinists.

Report published by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education with summaries of each region’s Connecting Activities programming. Connecting Activities provides high school students with work experience and other career development activities that support their preparation for college and career. The Bristol WIB coordinates this grant at multiple school districts throughout the region.

This report provides a detailed picture of the region's current and future labor supply. It is designed to help guide workforce development professionals, policy makers, and civic, education, and business leaders as they make decisions about education and training opportunities.