Governor's Workforce Development Board

The Governor's Workforce Development Board (GWDB) is the governor's chief policy-making body for workforce development.

The GWDB is a business-led board of 53 members, a majority of whom represent the business community, as mandated by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Other members include the governor, cabinet secretaries, college presidents, the state superintendent of schools, elected officials, labor, and representatives of nonprofit organizations.

The GWDB 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.

The GWDB is an integral 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. MJN partners collaborate with business and industry, economic development and education to ensure that federally funded investments are meeting the local labor market needs of the unemployed, under-employed, and current workforce. The end result is a skilled workforce that can readily advance in the labor market and businesses which can grow Maryland jobs. For information on our partners, services and initiatives, go to MDJobsNow.