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In an encore episode, which originally aired on May 27, 2012, Steve D'Agostino interviews Jeff Turgeon, executive director of the Central Mass. Workforce Investment Board. In this edition of The Business Beat, they will talk about getting our local workforce ready for the new economy.
The Central Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board is a public/private partnership that serves needs of both employers and employees. The Board collaboratively develops and implements strategies for job readiness and skills advancement, leveraging community resources that promote economic wellness within the region's 38 cities and towns.
The Board is a volunteer body of diverse stakeholders responsible for policy, oversight and coordination of federal and state workforce-development initiatives and job-training programs. Board members are from the private sector, labor, education, community-based organizations and several state agencies. A majority of Board members and the Board chair are from the business community, to help ensure that the Workforce Investment Board is employer-led and responsive to employer needs.