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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. 

Governance Graphic

  • 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.

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