Workforce boards assume critical leadership roles in the local workforce system. The Board builds links between workforce and economic development related activities. It convenes industry-specific groups and general business organizations to identify occupational skill needs and discuss basic employment skill requirements in order to supply a quality workforce. The Board forms strategic alliances, negotiate relationships and broker resources and identifies training service providers and require that they meet industry standards, based on employer needs, as well as, ensures that training meets business and labor market needs. As a way of meeting these goals the BGWIB provides a number of employer related services to employers in the area. Visit our Employer Services page to find out more.