The Columbia-Greene Workforce Investment Board
(WIB) is a government appointed, local Board that is responsible for providing leadership, influence, focus and oversight for our local workforce development system. For the Columbia-Greene area, this means integrating an economic and workforce investment system that provides an environment for success for both business and workers as we all deal with the ever-increasing changes with technology, markets and high performance workplaces.
The Workforce Development System is the totality of all the public and private investments and activities undertaken to insure that all individuals are both employable and have jobs while simultaneously ensuring that companies can achieve the skilled workforce they need to be successful in the world marketplace.
The majority of Board members represent private businesses in the twin counties. The industries represented on the WIB include manufacturing, tourism, personal and business services, retail, publishing, and real estate.
One of the major responsibilities of the Board is to determine local in-demand occupations and approve local educational organizations as training providers for WIA eligible customers:
Access Workforce Investment Board Membership here.
Access Workforce Investment Board Meeting Minutes here.
Access statewide information about the public workforce system here:
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For more information contact the Columbia-Greene Career Center, (518) 828-4181 ext. 5510,TDD/TTY (518) 828-1399 or e-mail us .