Workforce Development Board

The Workforce Development Board is a membership consortium made up of business executives, community leaders and elected officials appointed by the Chief Local Elected Officials (CLEOs).  This organization acts as both the planner for the region on areas of workforce development AND the Board of Directors for the local workforce investment area. The main duties of the NWPA WDB are outlined in the agreement of work between the WDB and the CLEOs. The WDB operates under Robert’s Rules of Order.



The purpose of the WDB:

To focus on strategic planning, policy development, oversight of the workforce system, and establishment of the priorities for employers and job seekers. 


Functions of the WDB Board under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act:

  1. Local Plan

    WIB Meeting

  2. Workforce Research and Regional Labor Market Analysis
  3. Convening, Brokering, Leveraging
  4. Employer Engagement
  5. Career Pathways Development
  6. Proven and Promising Practices
  7. Technology
  8. Program Oversight
  9. Negotiation of Local Performance Accountability Measures
  10. Selection of Operators and Providers
  11. Coordination with Education Providers
  12. Budget and Administration
  13. Accessibility for Individuals with Disabilities






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