Workforce Development Boards

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The five regional Workforce Development Boards in Connecticut focus on achieving comprehensive workforce development in our state. They help:

  • Increase employment, retention, and earnings
  • More people earn industry credentials

The Boards work on regional employment priorities and training needs with the Connecticut Department of Labor, other state agencies, and local organizations. These local organizations include community-based organizations, state and local organized labor, state and municipal government, human service agencies, economic development agencies, community colleges, secondary and post-secondary institutions, and vocational technical schools.

Map of Regional Workforce Development Boards


North Central Region: Capital Workforce Partners
Alex Johson; President/CEO
1 Union Place, Hartford, CT 06103
Telephone: 860-522-1111
Fax: 860-722-2486

Eastern Region: Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board
Michael Nogelo; President/CEO
108 New Park Ave, Franklin, CT 06254
Telephone: 860-859-4100
Fax: 860-859-4111

Northwest Region: Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board, Inc.
Catherine Awwad; Executive Director
249 Thomaston Ave, Waterbury, CT 06702
Telephone: 203-574-6971
Fax: 203-573-8951

South Central Region: Workforce Alliance
William P. Villano; President/CEO
560 Ella T. Grasso Blvd, New Haven, CT 06519
Telephone: 203-624-1493
Fax: 203-562-1106

Southwest Region: The Workplace, Inc.
Joseph Carbone; President/CEO
1000 Lafayette Blvd Suite 501, Bridgeport, CT 06604
Telephone: 203-610-8500
Fax: 203-335-9703 | 203-610-8501



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