The Local Workforce Board & Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

The CWMWDB administers WIOA Title 1B Employment and Training Programs for Androscoggin, Franklin, Kennebec, Oxford and Somerset Counties.  


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.


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.

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