The MassHire Berkshire Workforce Board, in partnership with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Area’s Chief Elected Official, Mayor Linda Tyer of Pittsfield, is required to prepare a Four-Year 2019 Local Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Plan for Berkshire County for submission to MassHire Department of Career Services (DCS).

The Initial Local Plan covering July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 (Cycle 1) was completed for each of the 16 Workforce Boards that comprised information that corresponds to the requirements of WIOA §108 and is located in the following documents:

  • Regional Data Package
  • Adult Basic Education Information provided to DCS
  • Local Workforce Board Strategic Plan
  • Local Umbrella Memorandum of Understanding with WIOA Partners
  • Participant Summaries and Performance Indicators

The local packages containing this information are located here: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/local-plan-packages-by-area

Cycle 2 of the 4-Year Local Plan will span Fiscal Years 2019 – 2021 (July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021) and is to provide narrative responses to a series of questions as outlined in WIOA §108(b), following a template as provided by MassHire DCS.

Beginning January 3, 2019, interested parties can obtain the Plan by:

  • Going to the Berkshire Workforce Board https://masshireBerkshire.com or
  • Obtaining a copy from the Berkshire Workforce Board at the address below

All comments must be submitted in writing, no later than February 3, 2019 to:

Heather Boulger, Executive Director

MassHire Berkshire Workforce Board

66 Allen Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201

Email: Heather@MassHireBerkshire.com / Fax: 413.448.2801

The completed required Local WIOA Plan will be available on the Berkshire Workforce Board website on or after February 4, 2019. No comments were received.

Berkshire Draft 4-year plan submitted:Berkshire 4-year plan with signatures 2-19

Berkshire WIOA Partner MOU: MOU 2018-2021 10-18 FINAL