The CWMWDB administers WIOA Title 1B Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth Employment and Training and Emergency Dislocated Worker Programs for Androscoggin, Franklin, Kennebec, Oxford and Somerset Counties.  Eastern Maine Development Corporation  is our One Stop Operator and local service provider in partnership with Community Concepts, Inc. They operate at Career Centers  and offer alternative meeting spaces for your convenience. They have complete remote capability to meet, advise and enroll clients virtually.

WIOA is the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, landmark legislation that is designed to strengthen and improve our nation’s public workforce system. WIOA helps the unemployed,  including those with significant barriers to employment, to prepare for high-quality jobs. WIOA also assists employers with services and funding to hire and retain skilled workers.

Information Session- Recently Laid Off?

Tuesdays, 11:00am | RSVP: email Amanda at asmith@emdc.org
If you’ve been laid off you qualify for free individualized counseling, group trainings, education, and other resources. Job seekers who want to learn more about EMDC’s services and are interested in enrolling in our program can chat with Amanda about what they offer, ask questions, and start the enrollment process.

For more information about enrollment and offerings one can also  visit the following links.

For information on other COVID-19 Resources for individuals or employers, visit our COVID 19 Resource page. One amazing opportunity is for Free Online Certification Training for jobs in high demand in Maine through our community college system.

CWMWDB Vision Statement
“A diverse and satisfied workforce meeting the needs of employers.” 

The CWMWDB’s vision is a strong, vibrant, sustainable economy that generates growth opportunities for employers and creates high demand-high wage jobs for job seekers. It is a system that promotes active, engaged industry partnerships to create a highly trained, educated, and diverse workforce leading to improved quality of life for the residents of Central/Western Maine.


  • Balance Supply and Demand of Labor
  • Improve Communication within the Workforce Development System   
  • Promote Foundational Learning and Adaptability Skills 


  • Support and facilitate industry sector development
  • Improve educators’ understanding of workforce needs/skills requirements
  • Increase employer engagement in workforce development system
  • Reduce the mismatch between job seeker skills and employer needs





77 Winthrop Street 

Augusta, ME 04330


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