The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) requires all 11 Workforce Development Boards in Wisconsin to develop local plans aimed at modernizing job seeking and improving the job search experience from the job seeker’s point of view. Draft plans developed by each workforce development area are currently available for review and public comment. Please note that since the plans are developed independently by the various boards, they each have a different review timeline.
A map of the Workforce Development Areas, provided by the Wisconsin Workforce Development Association, is available here: http://www.wwda.org/workforce-development-areas.html
Public Libraries should be aware of the Workforce Development Board that serves their region, and are encouraged to review the plans and look for opportunities to collaborate and better serve the job seekers of Wisconsin.
Find your local Workforce Development Board plan with details on how to submit comments:
Ben Miller, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning