The WorkPlace was originally incorporated as the Private Industry Council of Southern Connecticut on August 11, 1983. In May 1992, the Connecticut General Assembly established The WorkPlace as one of nine Regional Workforce Development Boards in the state to conduct comprehensive planning, and coordinate regional workforce development policy and programs. Today, as one of five Workforce Development Boards in the state, we continue to prepare people for careers while strengthening the workforce for employers.
We do this chiefly by administering workforce development funds and coordinating providers of job training and education programs. But our role is actually much larger. We believe in the power of ideas to affect great change – so we act as convener, catalyst, collaborator and advocate for workforce development throughout the region, state and nation.