ABOUT THE MASSHIRE METRO NORTH WORKFORCE BOARD

The MassHire Metro North Workforce Board (MNWB) provides employers with the workforce they need to effectively compete in the changing world economy and enables area residents to gain the skills to maximize their economic self-sufficiency. We are the local Workforce Development Board, designated by the City of Cambridge and the MassHire Department of Career Services.

WHAT WE DO

  • Address business’ workforce needs through strategic partnership building 
  • Coordinate local workforce activities with economic development strategies 
  • Develop industry-specific consortia focusing on strategic planning and implementation 
  • Establish workforce development policy for the region 
  • Charter career center operator and oversee career centers  
  • Match the needs of business for skilled employees with training opportunities in the area 
  • Share regional labor market data to inform effective workforce development policy 
  • Administer federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds for the region

BUILDING A STRONG WORKFORCE

Together with community partners, MNWB provides targeted employment services designed to help eligible adult job seekers identify, advance in, or regain a career that will promote their success. Additionally, Metro North’s career centers provide employment services, including career assessment, job training and job search assistance for residents, whether unemployed or employed. Housed within the career centers is a Business Services team comprised of professionals who work directly with employers to meet their specific staffing needs at no cost.

Our Career Centers

TRAINING OUR FUTURE WORKFORCE

We fund youth programs that provide education, work-readiness training, and job placement to youth from low-income households as well as youth who are at risk of dropping out of school. The goal is to prepare young adults for high school graduation, post-secondary education and, ultimately, a career. We administer the youth employment programs Connecting Activities, YouthWorks, and WIOA Youth.

Youth Employment Programs