Workforce Development Board
The Burlington County Workforce Development Board (WDB) is committed to building and maintaining a workforce of the highest quality to help businesses grow or retain their workforce. The WDB strives to implement a workforce system of services that are a resource for local businesses to access quality employees they need and train individuals to be successfully employed.
The primary responsibility of the WDB is to serve as an alliance of the public and private sector for the purpose of coordinating planning, policy guidance and oversight of employment and training activities in Burlington County. In partnership with the Board of County Commissioners, the overall goal is to develop and sustain a unified; labor market-driven system that can deliver needed services to job seekers and employers in an effective and cost efficient manner.
The WDB does not actually operate programs, but works to influence the management of workforce development activities by analyzing local needs and coordinating Federal, State and local resources. Much of the Board’s work is done through its committees, which include the Executive Committee, the Literacy Committee, the Workforce Development Institute and their sub-committees, the Youth Investment Council and the Business Engagement.
The WDB is led by representatives from the private sector and includes membership from education, organized labor, employment and training, human services and community based organizations.
- Local business leaders such as CEO’s, Human Resource executives, training professionals, small business owners, and professional association executives.
- Public Sector members include representatives from: the Department of Economic Development and Regional Planning; RCBC; Burlington County Institute of Technology; and the Burlington County Board of Social Services. Other representation includes members from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development and Burlington County Community Based Organizations.
The WDB strives for cultural diversity while representing the various interests and players in the workforce.
Members are appointed to a 3-year term with no limit to the number of terms they may serve. View more information on how to become a member.
Full Workforce Development Board Meetings
The full Workforce Development Board meets to bring members together to share information on current working projects, committee accomplishments, and to discuss issues regarding consensus. The Full WDB Board meets at a minimum four times per year.