Welcome to the Virgin Islands Workforce Development Board


About Us


about the wdb

Formerly the State Workforce Investment Board, the newly authorized State Workforce Development Board (WDB) is challenged with developing local sector strategies in high growth industries and designing career pathways that advance opportunities for all workers and job seekers, including low-skilled adults, youth, dislocated workers and individuals with disabilities.

Workforce Boards are comprised of individuals representing government, business, economic development and education. The private sector accounts for fifty-one percent (51%) of the membership, which includes the Chair of the Board who must be a member of the private sector.

What We Do

The State Workforce Development Board acts as an advisory arm to the Governor on workforce issues in the Territory.

While maintaining its statutory responsibilities, the Board serves as a convener of all workforce development activities between workforce development, government agencies, the business sector, labor unions, economic development and community and faith based organizations.

about the wioa

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014 was signed into law on July 22, 2014. This Act supersedes the long standing Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA).

July 2014

Jul 22, 2014

Signed Into Law

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014 was signed into law on July 22, 2014.


July 1, 2015

Becomes Effective

The WIOA became effective on July 1, 2015, igniting the evolution of the Workforce System through the alignment of workforce development, education, economic development and business systems within each local area.


WIOA offers workers and job seekers a new, diverse and more flexible framework in which to prepare for the jobs and career opportunities of this century. And a platform for employers to collaborate with workforce professionals and educators on designing work based solutions that link diverse talent to businesses.

WIOA supports a strong convening of leaders in workforce and economic development, education and social services organizations to align education and training investments to regional civic and economic growth strategies.

Critical Hallmarks of Excellence


The needs of business and workers drive workforce solutions.

Customer Service

One-Stop Centers provide excellent customer service to job seekers and employers and focus on continuous improvement.

Vital Role

The workforce system supports strong regional economies and plays a vital role in community and workforce development.