Business Services

Investing in Connecticut's Workforce

In today’s rapidly changing economy, maintaining a skilled workforce is one of the most pressing challenges for Connecticut’s employers. To promote our state’s economic well-being and help businesses attract, train, and retain the talent they need, Connecticut has five regional workforce investment boards that work with chambers of commerce, the State Department of Labor, and other agencies and organizations. Together, these groups

(1) guide workforce policy priorities and investments,

(2) expand employment opportunities by enriching job seekers’ skill sets and alerting them to job openings

(3) provide support services and economic development information to Connecticut’s employers.


In short, their goal is to ensure that Connecticut’s businesses have access to a quality workforce—and that Connecticut’s residents have access to quality jobs.  


Workforce Investment Boards

Funding for incumbent worker training is available through Connecticut's workforce investment boards (WIBs). Certain limitations apply. To learn more, contact the business service representative in the WIB serving your area:

Capital Workforce Partners

(860) 522-1111

Serving the towns of Andover, Avon, Berlin... [more]

Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board (860) 859-4100

Serving the towns of Bozrah, Colchester, East Lyme... [more]

Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board (203) 574-6971

Serving the towns of Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Bethel... [more]

Workforce Alliance (203) 867-4030 Serving Bethany... [more]

The WorkPlace, Inc. (203) 610-8500 Serving Ansonia... [more]