Workforce Development Board

Purpose
Established pursuant to Public Law H.R. 803 (113th): Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and to strengthen the United States workforce development system through innovation in, and alignment and improvement of, employment, training, and education programs in the United States, and to promote individual and national economic growth, and for other purposes.

Composition

The Workforce Development Board is composed of representatives from:
  • business;
  • organized labor;
  • public agencies: adult education/literacy, vocational rehabilitation, higher education, Wagner-Peyser, and economic development.
  • Section 107 (A) specifies that the majority of members shall be from businesses from the local area.

Terms


Members are appointed by the County Board to three-year terms with no limit.

Meeting Requirements


The board meets 10 times per year. Additional meetings may be called upon the determination of the board.

Responsibilities


Develop and submit to the Governor a comprehensive 4-year local plan which supports the regional and state plans.

Coordinate and align workforce programs to provide coordinated, complementary, and consistent services to job seekers and employers.


Lead efforts to develop and implement career pathways within the local area by aligning the employment, training, education, and supportive services that are needed by adults and youth, particularly individuals with barriers to employment.

Remuneration


Members of the Workforce Development Board are eligible to receive meeting per diem and mileage reimbursement at the rate established by the County Board.

Operating Procedures


This board operates in accordance with the operating procedures established by the county.