Workforce Development Board
The Pinal County Workforce Development Board (PCWDB), appointed by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors and certified by the Workforce Arizona Council (State Workforce Board) is charged with providing strategic guidance and direction for federal, state, and local workforce development funds and programs. The PCWDB oversees the ARIZONA@WORK Pinal County network of public and private partners, to coordinate a cohesive strategy for talent development within the county.
What is a Workforce Development Board?
The mission of the Pinal County Workforce Development Board is to fulfill the Six Purposes of WIOA.
Pinal County: A vibrant, affordable community, home to a skilled, diverse workforce; providing innovative opportunities for job seekers, employers, and employees to learn, grow, and prosper.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
In accordance with the requirements of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the PCWDB, in partnership with the Pinal County Board of Supervisors, shall perform those functions necessary and appropriate to implement the WIOA including the areas responsible such as setting policy and direction, and oversight of employment and training programs. The functions to be performed as a part of this partnership include:
- Develop a local workforce development plan for submission to the Governor;
- Conduct workforce research and regional labor market analyses of the economic conditions in the region including the collection of research and data;
- Convene, broker, and leverage workforce system stakeholders to assist in the development of the local plan;
- Lead efforts to engage with a diverse range of employers and with entities in the region involved;
- Lead efforts in the local area to develop and implement career pathways;
- Identify and promote proven and promising strategies and initiatives for meeting the needs of employers, workers and jobseekers;
- Develop strategies for using technology to maximize the workforce system;
- Conduct oversight for the local workforce system and ensure appropriate use and management of funds for workforce activities;
- Negotiate and reach agreement on local performance accountability measures;
- Designate or certify one-stop operators and youth providers, and terminate for cause the eligibility of such operators;
- Enhance coordination of education and training providers in the local area;
- Develop a budget for the activities of the local area consistent with the local plan, subject to the approval of the chief elected official; and
- Annually assess the physical and programmatic accessibility of one-stop centers in accordance with applicable laws.