The Northeastern Workforce Development Board (NWDB) is a group of community leaders appointed by local elected officials. We serve the five counties of Maine’s northeastern region which includes Aroostook, Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Washington Counties. The purpose of the NWDB is to provide policy, planning and oversight for workforce development programs, and address workforce barriers as identified by businesses and our communities. In addition, we also work to link recovery with the workforce system.
The Northeastern Workforce Development Board recognizes that many in our community have been affected by addiction. Employers can play a special role in highlighting recovery and encouraging those struggling to seek help. This can both increase the likelihood people get treatment sooner and create a safer, more effective work environment.
We’re here to make the Northeastern area of Maine
a better place to work and live.
The Northeastern Workforce Development Board serves Aroostook, Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Washington Counties.
We believe that, to improve our local workforce, we must first understand it from all angles. We communicate with employers about their specific needs, collaborate with educators to provide the necessary training, and ultimately, we empower employees with the skills they need to get the job they want.
We believe in helping people reach their full potential. This kind of investment is not only good for people, it’s good for business!