About Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board
The Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board (EWIB) is a non-profit agency mandated through the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014. The EWIB oversees a network of workforce-related programs funded from a variety of sources including the operations of four American Job Centers located in Danielson, New London, Norwich, and Willimantic.
The organization is governed by a 35-member Board of Directors, which evaluates the regional workforce investment system. The private sector majority Board is comprised of representatives from regional businesses, state agencies, organized labor, and local educational institutions. The EWIB works to identify the changing needs among employers and workers in its 41 town service delivery area and develops a strategic consensus among community leaders to align training programs to meet the needs of local employers in a manner that keeps Eastern Connecticut at the forefront of industry and technology.
The EWIB recognizes that the future of Eastern Connecticut’s workforce relies on coordinated planning among all of our region’s decision-makers. Accordingly, we strive to strengthen our partnerships to increase both our efficiency and the prosperity of our region’s current and future workers. No one expert or organization can solve the complex workforce and economic issues facing our region. However, by working together, partners in our region are making meaningful progress, even in challenging economic times. Rest assured as we continue to work together, effective partnerships will play an increasingly important role in our region’s success, because Eastern Connecticut’s most valuable assets are its dynamic workforce.