Worcester, MA – At the Massachusetts Workforce Board Association Joint Summer Meeting, Ted Bauer, Director Workforce Development Strategies at MassMEP, was appointed to the Association’s Executive Committee. Secretary Ronald Walker, Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, was in attendance.
Ted Bauer serves on the Central Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board(CMWIB) and also chairs the Career Center committee. Mr. Bauer has been involved with the CMWIB for over nine years.
The Massachusetts Workforce Board Association is a business-led organization that represents the members of the 16 Massachusetts regional workforce boards, and provides leadership in developing a collective vision of the workforce development system in the Commonwealth. The Association’s members include employers, representatives of labor, higher education, business and industry. Donald Gillis serves as its Executive Director.
The Massachusetts Workforce Board Association’s mission is to provide Workforce Investment Board members and workforce partners, through their Association representatives, with an independent vehicle to:
Analyze, develop, and promote a collective vision of the workforce development system,
Take initiative in developing recommendations for the design of a user friendly, market driven workforce system,
Share ideas on innovative responses to problems in coordinating the activities of the workforce system,
Discuss and build consensus for responses to initiatives from state agencies,
Develop strategies to increase the support and participation from the business and labor communities in WIB activities,
Take formal unified action on issues of common concern, and
Support and strengthen the development of WIBs’ and their partners’ capacity in each region.
“Ted Bauer brings decades of experience representing Massachusetts’ manufacturers and will be an asset to the Association,” said Stan Usovicz, Association Chair. Added Don Gillis, “Mr. Bauer’s skills will help the Association better respond to the needs of the next generation of manufacturers. We welcome him aboard.”
“MassMEP is honored to be selected for the Massachusetts Workforce Board and to have the opportunity to provide insight to key policy decision makers on the workforce needs of the manufacturing companies in the Commonwealth.” stated John Killam, President of MassMEP.
About Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP), part of the national NIST MEP system, is a leading resource for manufacturers. Committed to success in manufacturing, MassMEP transforms companies through solutions focused on innovative growth, operational excellence, and workforce development. The organization cultivates a sustainable community built on supportive relationships, idea sharing, achievement, and next generation manufacturing.