The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) identifies 13 functions for local workforce boards. Among them are:
- Analyses of regional conditions;
- Leading efforts to engage employers;
- Leading efforts to develop and implement career pathways;
- Identifying and promoting proven and promising practices;
- Establishing standing committees to more effectively accomplish the work of the local boards;
- Better utilizing technology to facilitate connections among the intake and case management information systems of one-stop partners, to access services provided through the one-stop system (including remote areas), to meet the needs of individuals with barriers to employment, and to leverage resources and capacity;
- Promoting consumer choice of participants among providers;
- Enhancing coordination with education providers; and
- Assessing the physical and programmatic accessibility of one-stop centers annually in accordance with applicable nondiscrimination provisions under Title I of the WIOA and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
WIOA also specifies the structure of local workforce development boards including a core requirement that they are business-led.
- Business Representatives (51%)
- Workforce Representatives (20%)
- Other Representatives to include:
- Adult Education/Literacy Providers
- Higher Education (including community colleges)
- Economic and Community Development
- Wagner-Peyser Employment Services
- Vocational Rehabilitation
May include others determined appropriate by chief elected official.