Workforce Development Boards

The Supply Chain Automation Workforce Hub (Hub) is a one-stop solution for recruiting and training supply chain automation specialists. We help employers develop Registered Apprenticeship (RA) programs, customized training programs which develop their supply chain automation talent pipelines. The Hub supports Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) as they engage employers in need of supply chain specialists.

WDBs are uniquely positioned to bring together all the stakeholders to address local/regional workforce needs. WDBs typically coordinate with education and economic development stakeholders to administer programs which meet the needs of job seekers, career seekers, businesses, and communities.

Workforce Development Boards

  • Serve regional employers and career seekers
  • Support the creation of stable, well-paid careers
  • Support the development of critical talent pipelines
  • Earn national recognition and visibility
  • Develop regional strategic plans and set local funding priorities
  • Facilitate partnerships between local businesses
  • Identify the needs of the local job market
  • Direct workforce investment programs in their areas
  • Promote economic growth and utilization of the workforce
  • Strengthen relationships between employers and educators

Partner Highlight: The National Association of Workforce Boards

The National Association of Workforce Boards is a key partner of the Hub working to engage workforce boards in meeting the talent needs of supply chain employers through Registered Apprenticeship while connecting a diverse workforce to economic opportunity. NAWB represents and advocates for the nation’s more than 550 workforce boards and is the only association that advocates for them. NAWB’s vision is to accelerate the impact of workforce boards to advance prosperity for individuals, businesses, and communities.

Benefits of RA Programs to WDBs

For a WDB, Registered Apprenticeship is the gold-star tool: a workforce development solution which serves workers and employers, builds durable talent pipelines, and creates family-sustaining career pathways.

The Hub WDB Support Includes:

  • Helping WDBs identify local supply chain employers and conduct outreach and education about the value of RA programs in addressing supply chain automation talent development needs
  • Connecting interested employers with education and training providers that can support the delivery of RA programs
  • Partnering with employers to develop RA programs customized to meet an employer’s training needs

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For more information about how the Hub can help you with your supply chain automation and Registered Apprenticeship (RA) programs, please email us at