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[Local] Workforce Investment Board

[Local] Workforce Investment Board. New Member Orientation. Why are you here?.

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[Local] Workforce Investment Board

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  1. [Local] Workforce Investment Board New Member Orientation

  2. Why are you here? As a Workforce Investment Board member for [insert name of local region] you are part of a convening body that represents the interests of all communities’ relevant to economic vitality, education, and training in support of and focused on the development of a well-trained workforce to meet the needs of business.

  3. Brief History of Employment & Training Programs • Workforce Investment Act (WIA) • customer focused to help Americans access the tools they need to manage their careers through information and high quality services and • to help companies find the workers that they need to be successful

  4. Basis for Local Workforce Investment Board Authority • Federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998, 29 U.S.C. sec. 2801 et seq. • Colorado statute 24-46.3-101

  5. State Relationships • Role of Colorado Workforce Development Council • Executive Order B 2010-012 • Role of Colorado Department of Labor & Employment

  6. Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC) • Members appointed by the Governor • The Council must have a business majority and a business chair plus representatives of state partner agencies, legislators, and labor organizations. Each of the 19 workforce regions has a representative. Additionally, the key industries and a majority of industries are targeted for representation.

  7. Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC) • Vision: Every Colorado business has access to a skilled workforce and every Coloradan has access to meaningful employment, resulting in statewide economic vitality. • Mission: To create and sustain a business‐led Colorado talent system that appropriately integrates the work of economic development, education, training and workforce development to meet the needs of businesses, students and job-seekers.

  8. Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC) • Goals • Assess, improve and integrate services and programs supporting business, employment, and education. • Establish an integrated system of measurements and outcomes to ensure evidence-based strategic decisions regarding investments in Colorado’s talent system. • Strengthen and fully utilize the CWDC network to ensure active and timely communication, seek and share information on relevant issues, and advance Colorado’s talent system.

  9. Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC) • Goals cont’d • Utilize the CWDC committees and task-forces to convene partners, increase collaboration, leverage resources and ensure coordination and support of grant opportunities. • Executive Committee: Operations, Oversight • Advocacy Committee: Policy & Legislative Issues, Awareness, Alignment • Sectors Steering Committee: Sector Partnerships, Key Industry Networks, Business Services • Education & Training Committee: Career Pathways, State Youth Council, Governor’s STEM Action Plan • Champion the creation of user-friendly information sources that provide businesses and individuals with easily accessible information and resources.

  10. Colorado Department of Labor & Employment (CDLE) • Employment & Training Division of CDLE is the authorized WIA representative to the Federal government, responsible for carrying out the requirements of WIA Title • Functions include: • Drafting State Plan for statewide programs • Negotiating levels of State and Local Performance • Fiscal and program evaluation • Establishing formula funding disbursements • Developing state policies

  11. Local Workforce Investment Boards (LWIBs) • Local WIB members are customers, visionaries, advisors, change agents, as well as custodians of the workforce development system advocating for their particular industry, agency, organization, or region, in alignment with the statewide workforce system. • In partnership with local elected officials, articulate the vision of workforce development for their region

  12. LWIB Membership • Appointed by Chief Elected Officials (County Commissioners) • At least 51% Private Sector Employers • Education • Economic Development • Labor • Senior Program • Workforce (Advisory) • Social Services (Advisory) • Youth Council (Advisory) CWDC By-Laws

  13. LWIB Roles and Responsibilities • Leadership – convene, inform, advocate • Identify and address community workforce development issues through a local plan • Engage in sector strategies • Empower the Youth Council and appoint its members • Create measures for success beyond WIA, in alignment with statewide intiatives

  14. Workforce Centers (One-Stops) • Provide services to businesses seeking skilled workers • Employment assistance to individuals • Workforce and economic information services to all customers

  15. Sector Partnerships Strategy Employer-driven, sustained partnerships of business, workforce development, education, and other community stakeholders Facilitated by convener or intermediary organization that is trusted by industry Identifies highest priority workforce challenges and opportunities within a specific industry Develops solutions for multiple employers within a geographic region, driven by industry need

  16. Funding Chart * * 10% Discretionary Fund administered by CWDC * 5% Admin administered by CDLE to support statewide workforce development programs

  17. Relationship Map

  18. Data Sources • Colorado Labor Market Information (LMI) Gateway • ConnectingColorado.com • Economic Modeling Specialists Inc. (EMSI) • University of Colorado Leeds School of Business

  19. Measurements of Success • Common Measures • Entered Employment • Employment Retention • Average Earnings • Literacy/Numeracy • Placement • Degree/Certificate • Opportunity to measure Business Services

  20. [insert] Workforce Region Funding Streams and Purpose Allocation from Colorado Department of Labor and Employment [insert amount] Adult [insert] Dislocated Worker [insert] Youth [insert]

  21. [insert] Workforce Region Programs and Initiatives

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