The Governor's Workforce Investment Board (GWIB) is the governor's chief policy-making body for workforce
development. The GWIB is a business-led board of approximately 45 members, a majority of whom represent the business
community, as mandated by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA). Other members include the governor and the
lieutenant governor, cabinet secretaries, college presidents, the state superintendent of schools, elected officials,
labor, and representatives of non-profit organizations. The GWIB is responsible for developing policies and
strategies to form a coordinated workforce system from a variety of education, and employment and training programs.
It brings together and focuses various workforce development partners and stakeholders on two key outcomes - a
properly prepared workforce that meets the current and future demands of Maryland employers, and providing
opportunities for all Marylanders to succeed in the 21st century workforce.
In Maryland, the scope of the Board was expanded beyond the Federal Workforce Investment Act by
Executive Order to encompass all components of the workforce development
GWIB Mission: To guide a nationally-recognized
workforce development system that aligns with the economic and
educational goals of the State of Maryland and will result in
a qualified workforce available to employers across the State.
GWIB Vision: A Maryland where every person maximizes his or her career potential and employers have access
to the human resources they need to be successful. The vision includes:
- Alignment of the business, workforce system, and economic development interests in Maryland.
- Well-integrated, coordinated and collaborative systems across agencies, institutions, local areas, and
- Preservation and expansion of Maryland's highly-educated workforce.
- Creation of opportunities for all Maryland residents to participate and succeed in the workforce.
GWIB's Membership List
Board Meeting Schedules and Materials