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Local workforce investment board

[Local] Workforce Investment Board

New Member Orientation

Why are you here
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.

Brief history of employment training programs
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


    • to help companies find the workers that they need to be successful

Basis for local workforce investment board authority
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

State relationships
State Relationships

  • Role of Colorado Workforce Development Council

    • Executive Order B 2010-012

  • Role of Colorado Department of Labor & Employment

Colorado workforce development council cwdc
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.

Colorado workforce development council cwdc1
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.

Colorado workforce development council cwdc2
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.

Colorado workforce development council cwdc3
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.

Colorado department of labor employment cdle
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

Local workforce investment boards lwibs
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

Lwib membership
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

Lwib roles and responsibilities
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

Workforce centers one stops
Workforce Centers (One-Stops)

  • Provide services to businesses seeking skilled workers

  • Employment assistance to individuals

  • Workforce and economic information services to all customers

Sector partnerships strategy
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

Funding chart
Funding Chart


* 10% Discretionary Fund administered by CWDC

* 5% Admin administered by CDLE to support statewide workforce development programs

Data sources
Data Sources

  • Colorado Labor Market Information (LMI) Gateway

  • ConnectingColorado.com

  • Economic Modeling Specialists Inc. (EMSI)

  • University of Colorado Leeds School of Business

Measurements of success
Measurements of Success

  • Common Measures

    • Entered Employment

    • Employment Retention

    • Average Earnings

    • Literacy/Numeracy

    • Placement

    • Degree/Certificate

  • Opportunity to measure Business Services

Insert workforce region funding streams and purpose
[insert] Workforce Region Funding Streams and Purpose

Allocation from Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

[insert amount]



Dislocated Worker [insert]



Insert workforce region programs and initiatives
[insert] Workforce Region Programs and Initiatives