The federal Workforce Investment Act requires the creation of Workforce Investment Boards or WIBs. The Upper Shore WIB strives to provide the highest quality workforce services to the five county Upper Shore area allowing opportunities for advancement to workers of all ages and skill levels and meeting the current and future needs of local employers.
The county councils and commissions of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot counties appoint WIB members. Queen Anne’s County is seeking three members at this time. A majority of the WIB members represent private businesses while other members represent agencies and organizations interested in WIB initiatives.
The Workforce Investment Act provides federal funds to the Upper Shore WIB to carry out employment and training activities for certain groups of workers. The Act is unique in that the local WIBs are required to be accountable for performance in nine areas. These performance areas can be broadly grouped as entered employment, retention of employment, average wage and credential achievement.
The mission of the WIBs is to prepare people for training and prepare people for work. The boards are committed to assisting employers with occupational training that address jobs in demand.
The USWIB is part of Maryland Jobs Now (MJN), a network of high-performing, results-oriented workforce organizations that invest in employment and training strategies, services and initiatives, affording Marylanders good-paying jobs in a thriving economy.
The Upper Shore Workforce Investment Board provides equal opportunity to all programs and projects. For more information go to www.uswib.org. Interested county residents may send a letter of interest and resume by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put the name of the Board in the subject line. Or by mail to: Queen Anne’s County Commissioners Office, Att: Leslie Salvatori, The Liberty Building, 107 North Liberty Street, Centreville, MD 21617.