Our Board

COVID-19 Update

Effective July 6, 2021, the Howard County Office of Workforce Development and the Columbia Workforce Center will  reopen to the general public.

Who We Are:

The Howard County Office of  Workforce Development Board (WDB) is comprised of representatives and leaders from local area businesses in  Howard county in conjunction with the areas’ partners.  The WDB’s primary responsibility is to provide guidance, and oversight to the local workforce development system through the Howard County Office of Workforce Development.

Our Vision:

The mission of the Howard County WDB, in partnership with the local elected officials in Carroll and Howard counties, is to provide leadership in strengthening a responsive and effective workforce development system.

Our Mission:

…a Howard County where everyone has the opportunity to maximize his or her career potential and employers have access to the workforce resources they need to grow and prosper.