Intent to Solicit Nominations for the Appointment of Members
to the Greater Peninsula Workforce Development Board
In accordance with the provisions set forth under Section 107 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014, the Greater Peninsula Workforce Development Consortium, is soliciting nominations from Peninsula Businesses, Agencies and Community Based Organizations for members to serve on the Greater Peninsula Workforce Development Board (GPWDB).
Local Workforce Development Boards are part of a statewide workforce system which is business-driven, customer-centric, streamlined, and outcome oriented. They are responsible for serving as “regional conveners” to develop strategic plans and policies to guide local workforce development efforts that contribute to the achievement of both local and state wide workforce and economic development goals. The GPWDB is responsible for these activities within the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg, and the counties of Gloucester, James City, and York,
The Consortium, whose membership includes the Chief Local Elected Officials or their designees of the localities noted above, is interested in receiving nominations for local board members that can serve as representatives of the following designated categories:
Private Sector Representatives – To be selected from among individuals nominated by local business organizations (i.e. business trade associations, chambers of commerce, economic development agencies). Individual businesses may also nominate themselves or provide nominations of other businesses. Private Sector representatives can include owners of businesses, chief executives or operating officers of businesses, and other business executives with optimum policy making or hiring authority.
Local Educational Entity Representatives – To be selected from among individuals nominated by regional or local educational agencies, institutions, or organizations representing such local educational entities including local school boards, entities providing vocational education, entities providing secondary adult education and literacy activities, and post-secondary educational institutions. Individual local educational entities may also self-nominate a representative from their respective institution.
Labor Representatives – To be selected from among individuals nominated by local labor federations, joint labor-management apprenticeship programs, employer apprenticeship programs, or by such other Peninsula based employee organizations. Additional individual nominations for this category will be accepted from community based organizations (CBOs) that have demonstrated experience and expertise in addressing the employment needs of individuals with barriers to employment, including organizations that serve veterans or that provide or support competitive integrated employment for individuals with disabilities; and, from organization that have demonstrated experience and expertise in addressing the employment, training, or education needs of WIOA eligible youth, including representatives of organizations that serve out-of-school youth.
Public Sector Representatives – To be selected from among individuals nominated by local and state governmental agencies, and community development entities providing workforce development services to the Peninsula Region. Members to be selected under this category will include representatives of economic and community development entities, the state employment service, and representatives of programs carried out under Title I of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
In addition to these categories the Consortium may consider appointing such other individuals or representatives of entities nominated to serve on the local board that they determine to be beneficial to the composition of the board.
All nominations should be submitted via e-mail, subject: GPWDB Nominations, to firstname.lastname@example.org, by Friday, June 12, 2015. Each submission should clearly identify the name, title and contact information of the individual or entity making the nomination, their nominee’s category, and the name, title and contact information of their nominee. If self-nominating please include a note to that effect along with the requested contact information.
Each nominated individual will be contacted to provide them with a more detailed description of the board’s role and member responsibilities, as may be necessary, and confirm their interest in serving on the Board. It is the intent of the Consortium to complete the selection process by June 30, 2015.
Once completed, all nominees will be advised as to the Consortium’s action on their nomination; and if appointed, the term of their appointment along with other pertinent information regarding upcoming board activities. While all terms will begin effective July 1, 2015, their expiration dates will be staggered with members serving either a one year or two year term. It should be noted that the local board nomination and appointment process is subject to review and certification by the Governor’s Office.
Any questions regarding this notice may, likewise, be directed to the e-mail address noted above for further information.
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