Meeting Presentation - Governor`s Workforce Development Council

Ad Hoc Committee
June 17, 2014
Meeting Topics
• State WIB Examples
• Brookings Update
• WIA Reauthorization
State WIB Examples
• Workforce Arizona Council
– Members: 31; 30% large employers, 25%
small employers
– Staff: Reside at the Arizona Commerce
– Role: Improving communication between
state agencies
– Vision: Shared goals and benchmarks, create
culture of collaboration
State WIB Examples
• Kentucky Workforce Investment Board
– Members: 42 total, 25 voting; business makes up
slight majority, organized by industry; includes
– Staff: Attached to Kentucky Education and
Workforce Development Cabinet
– Structure: 5 committees: Executive, Alignment,
Accountability, Awareness, and Access
– Goals: Alignment of WFD with education and
economic development, simplification of service
delivery, improved customer-centered services
State WIB Examples
• Oregon Workforce Investment Board
– Members: 32; business makes up slight majority;
legislative members are non-voting
– Staff: Reside at Oregon Employment Department;
staff work to implement policies approved by Gov.
– Role: Set system outcomes and monitor results;
advise Governor and act as primary advisory
committee to Employment Department
– Goals: industry sector strategies, work-ready
communities, system innovation
State WIB Examples
• Washington Workforce Training and Education
Coordinating Board
– Members: 9 voting (3 business, 3 labor, 3 state agencies); 3
non-voting (chair, local elected official, representative of
underserved populations)
– Staff: 25; WTECB is its own state agency
– Role: planning, coordination, program evaluation,
performance management, policy analysis and advice to
Governor and legislature; administers some programs and
implements recommendations
– Goals: youth training/education, adult services and
lifelong learning, meet employer skill needs; top strategies
are career pathways and accountability/efficiency
State WIB Examples
• Colorado Workforce Development Council
– Members: 52; business majority; includes
Governor; Commissioners are non-voting
– Staff: 5 staff reside at the Colorado Department
of Labor and Employment
– Role: continuous improvement, planning, neutral
forum, focus on business needs and alignment
– Goals: Establish integrated system of outcomes
and measures; champion user-friendly
information sources; strengthen partnerships and
leverage resources
State WIB Examples
• Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board
– Members: 65; business majority; Governor is cochair
– Staff: staff reside in the Executive Office of Labor
and Workforce Development
– Role: reviews LMI regularly to develop regional
– Structure: 3 sub-committees: ABE/ESL, Links to
Education, Sector Priorities (new jobs, growing
Brookings Update
• Commissioner Clark-Sieben
WIA Reauthorization
Passage of WIOA likely in coming weeks. Key changes include:
• Focus on streamlining, reporting, administration, but maintains existing WIA structure
• Flexibility of funds at local level between Adult and Dislocated Worker programs is
• Requires integrating basic education and occupational skills training, and the use of career
• Prioritizes competitive integrated employment for individuals with disabilities
• New provisions to support professional development among WFD staff
• Repeals 15 programs, including WIA Incentive Grants and the Workforce Innovation Fund
Key changes regarding state WIBs:
WIA: language removed
WIOA: new language added
Membership • 4 legislative members • 2 legislative members
• 20% must represent the workforce (labor,
CBOs, youth)
• No “two-fers”
• Number of required members reduced
WIA Reauthorization
Key changes regarding state WIBs, cont’d:
WIA: language removed
WIOA: new language added
• Development of
Incentive Grant
• Develop strategies to align technology and
data systems across one-stop partners
• Develop statewide workforce and labor
market information system
• ID and share best practices
• Develop career pathways strategies,
sector partnerships
State Plan
• Required every 5
• Required every 4 years, state board to
review every 2 years
• Two main areas: strategy and operations
• Inclusive of all core programs, including
ABE, Wagner-Peyser, Vocational
WIA Reauthorization
Key changes regarding state WIBs, cont’d:
WIA: language removed
WIOA: new language added
• Youth Councils
• Greater focus on regions; requires states
to ID regions in consultation with local
boards; requires local boards to engage in
regional planning
• LWIBs required to establish standing
committees on one-stop operations
• New requirements regarding employer
engagement, leveraging of non-federal
resources, leading career pathways
efforts, sector partnerships, other best
Discussion and Next Steps