The MassHire Boston Workforce Board fulfills its responsibilities under the terms of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and is managed by the Boston Private Industry Council. MassHire Boston is one of sixteen workforce boards statewide.
The MassHire Workforce Board oversees the distribution of public workforce development funds in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development. Spending recommendations for adult and youth service dollars are reviewed in detail by its subcommittees, which include the Workforce Development Committee and the Youth Council. The Board charters Boston’s one-stop career centers and works through them to implement workforce development strategies.
Convenes industry networks, as well as the committees that help us to fulfill our WIOA governance responsibilities
Connects individuals with education, training and employers, and connects industry with educational systems
Measures progress and success on key indicators such as high school dropout, college persistence and completion, and employment rates
Sustains initiatives over time through leadership transitions and shifts in available funding
Pilots new practices in order to improve systems and influence institutions