The Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board, was formed by sixteen jurisdictions (Accomack, Caroline, Essex, Fredericksburg City, King George, King & Queen, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Northampton, Northumberland, Richmond, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Westmoreland) under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The Workforce Development Board administers the federally funded employment & training programs which serve adults and youth from low income family (economically disadvantaged) and other eligible workers who have lost their jobs. The Workforce Development Area supports public/private partnerships involving local government, business and industry, labor, education and training institutions, employment services, and community support organizations.
Members on the Workforce Development Board are appointed by local elected officials to guide and oversee employment and training programs. Membership includes representation from business, education, organized labor, rehabilitation services, community-based organizations, Economic Development Authorities, and public employment services.
The Youth Council is appointed by the Workforce Development Board to guide and oversee the youth programs.
The staff of the Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board, is comprised of well trained workforce development professionals. It is their task to implement the policies and programs that the Board authorizes.
For more information please call 804-333-4048.
Our Executive Committee will consist of the Chairs of each of the committees and the LWDB Officers. It will set the legislative agenda for the LWDB, provide guidance, recommendations regarding the budget for the workforce development area, resolve any conflicts in recommendations between committees before any recommendation is made to the LWDB, address issues not assigned to any specific committee. It will review and approve items for inclusion of items for the LWDB agenda prior to LWDB meetings.
Our One-Stop Committee will oversee MOU negotiations, and implementation of the agreements reached in the MOU. It will make recommendations to the LWDB regarding the WIOA adult priorities, definitions of self-sufficiency and attachment to the labor force for dislocated workers, additional core and intensive services not specified in WIOA but determined as needed in the local area, amounts and types of support services to be available to customers, will establish one stop certification criteria for full services, satellite, affiliate and networked one stop centers. Together with the elected officials, it will set criteria for inclusion of optional one stop partners in the one stop locations. It will oversee the consortium agreement between the agencies serving as the one stop operator.