Title I, Chapter 2, Section 108 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires that local Workforce Development Boards, in partnership with local elected officials develop and submit a comprehensive four-year local plan to the Governor which identifies and describes workforce development policies, procedures, and program activities that are to be carried out in the local area. The Act requires that an opportunity be afforded for public comment on and input into the development of this local plan prior to its submission.
Accordingly, the Greater Peninsula Workforce Development Board in collaboration with its Consortium of Local Elected Officials announces the initiation of its Program Years (PY) 2017-2020 planning process. The purpose of this process is to revise its current workforce development plan to reflect such updated demographic and economic data as may be available and other pertinent changes to the WIOA service delivery system. This system is designed to provide employment and training services for targeted youth, adults and dislocated workers. Activities funded under this plan will be implemented within Local Workforce Development Area #14, which includes the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg and Gloucester, James City and York Counties.
The plan will be available for review from January 18, 2017 through February 16, 2017 between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, at the Council’s Office, 11820 Fountain Way, Suite 301, Newport News, VA 23606. A copy of the plan may be viewed at www.pcfwd.org where comments may be submitted via email by close of business February 16, 2017. Such comments will be shared with the membership of the Greater Peninsula Workforce Development Board for review and inclusion, as appropriate, in the final plan. Any questions regarding the plan or the public review process may be directed to W. H. Mann Jr., at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-826-3327.