Center for Industry Initiatives


The mission of the Governor's Workforce Investment Board (GWIB) is "to guide a nationally recognized workforce development system aligned with the economic and educational goals of the State of Maryland resulting in a qualified workforce available to employers across the state. To fulfill this mission, the GWIB has shifted to a demand-driven workforce development system. The key principle in the cluster-based approach is what the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration refers to as "the Power of E3," the power of education, employment and economic development working together to solve workforce development issues is much more effective than each working independently. GWIB embraces the power of E3 as a part of its approach to address workforce development issues in Maryland.
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Targeted Industries of the State of Maryland

Building Your Industry's Workforce - A Demand Driven Approach to Workforce Development
Industry Initiative Comprehensive Process Guide (PDF document, 1.1MB, download Adobe Acrobat for free)