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Introduction to the Governor's Workforce Development Board (GWDB)

The Governor's Workforce Development Board (GWDB) is the governor's chief policy-making body for workforce development.

The GWDB is a business-led board of 53 members. Together, we work to address the challenges of Maryland's workforce needs in the 21st century. Members include the governor, cabinet secretaries, college presidents, the state superintendent of schools, elected officials, business people, labor, and representatives of nonprofit organizations.

The GWDB is responsible for developing policies and strategies to form a coordinated workforce system from a variety of education, employment, and training programs. It brings together and focuses various workforce development partners and stakeholders on two key outcomes—a properly prepared workforce that meets the current and future demands of Maryland employers, and opportunities for all Marylanders to succeed in the 21st century workforce.

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