Five Core Roles

The WIB as Broker

It is not always enough to get everyone in the same room.

WIBs play an important role in bringing people and groups together, providing them with access to the information that they need to make informed decisions, and brokering agreements between employers, government agencies, and various programs. A WIB functioning as an intermediary provides a mechanism to connect organizations, institutions, businesses and people to each other and to the services and information they need.

WIBs have served an important role in bringing together the business community in a particular industry sector and educational agencies to help "translate" from one system to the other, and to help develop services that meet the needs of business. In other places, WIBs have brokered training programs and services between employers and training providers.

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