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.