The Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board (DCWIB) strives to build a strong, competitive workforce by understanding workforce trends and facilitating lifelong learning among individuals and businesses. DCWIB was one of many WIBs established as a result of the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), which created local WIBs led by community business leaders.
Tom Frost, a senior attorney with Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates’ Fishkill office, is a member of the Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board. Board members oversee the performance of WIB staff and service contractors, coordinate links with employees, and build partnerships that further WIB’s mission. Executives from businesses in the private sector and community nonprofit, labor, and housing and urban development organizations in Dutchess County are eligible to serve on the DCWIB.
Funded by WIA and Dutchess County, DCWIB offers a number of community services that include hosting forums for community dialogue and providing data about workforce trends to the community. DCWIB also facilitates partnerships among government agencies, businesses, and schools to address workforce-related issues.