About Us

Our 12,000 business members making workforce investments work

NAWB represents approximately 550 Workforce Development Boards and their 12,000+ business members that coordinate and leverage workforce strategies with education and economic development stakeholders within their local communities, to ensure that state and local workforce development and job training programs meet the needs of employers.

These investments in workforce development create a comprehensive system to provide America with a highly skilled workforce that competes in the global economy.

NAWB is the only association that advocates for Workforce Development Boards. NAWB works closely with policymakers in Washington, DC to inform national strategy as it relates to WDBs and our partners in education, economic development, labor, and business.

Our Mission

NAWB’s mission is to support its members through a comprehensive program of advocacy, training, and technical assistance, communication, and the promotion of strategic partnerships for the advancement of our nation’s workforce.