The Workforce Training Fund is a state fund financed entirely by Massachusetts employers, and enacted into law in July 1998. Its purpose is to provide resources to Massachusetts businesses and workers to train current and newly hired employees.
The mission of the Workforce Training Fund is to provide applicants with the resources to invest in the Massachusetts workforce and improve employee skills, and to maintain the economic strength and viability of the Commonwealth’s businesses. The fund’s major focus is on small to medium-sized businesses that would not be able to make this investment without the assistance of the fund.
Training funded by this program should address the priorities of the fund:
- Projects that will result in job retention, job growth or increased wages.
- Projects where training would make a difference in the company’s productivity, competitiveness, and ability to do business in Massachusetts.
- Projects where the applicant has made a commitment to provide significant private investment in training for the duration of the grant, and after the grant has expired.
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Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board, Inc.
The Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board, Inc. (WIB) provides the leadership necessary to build the regional workforce development system and collaborates with all regional partners to help jobseekers achieve their long term employment goals, and businesses to meet their hiring needs.