The Local Board represents a wide variety of individuals, businesses, and organizations throughout a local area. The Local Board represents a wide variety of individuals, businesses, and organizations throughout a local area. They serve as a critical lynchpin role in ensuring that workforce training and investments are aligned with the needs of a workforce area’s economy through the design, delivery, and oversight of the local workforce development system. In this capacity, some of the critical functions of the board are:
- Works to develop a comprehensive and high-quality workforce development system by collaborating with its workforce, education, and economic development partners;
- Serves as a strategic convener to promote and broker effective relationships between the Chief Local Elected Officials and economic, education, and workforce partners;
- Develops a strategy to continuously improve and strengthen the workforce development system through an integrated and aligned workforce system;
- Approves and submit on behalf of the Chief Local Elected Officials the local workforce plan.