Committees of the Peninsula Council
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The Peninsula Council for Workforce Development operates three committees, in addition to the Executive Committee.
Finance and Strategic Planning Committee
The Finance and Strategic Planning Committee articulates the Board’s vision for the region’s Workforce Development System, including a coordinated approach to workforce development that establishes connectivity between employers, trainers and employees. The Committee, in conjunction with the full board and the Peninsula Council for Workforce Development staff, develops goals for the workforce system, including the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and evaluates organization and community performance related to strategic objectives and budget. The Committee is charged with budget oversight and development, audit functions, and personnel administration. The Committee provides input into grant opportunities and works to identify additional funding sources for workforce development.
The One-Stop Committee focuses on the supply side of workforce development – workers and job seekers, while at the same time works with businesses and industries to identify the workforce needs of industry – the basis for a demand-driven system. It identifies the needs of Job Seekers and works with Partner organizations in developing Memorandums of Understanding to assure coordination and non-duplication of services among workforce development programs and activities in the Greater Peninsula region. The Committee provides oversight of the performance of training programs and contractors. The Committee oversees the continuous improvement and effectiveness of the Peninsula Worklink and the WIOA services carried out through the One-Stop System. The Committee oversees the dissemination of labor market information to the business community, appropriate committees and/or audiences. The Committee develops strategies to address short and long-term requirements for skills and technical competencies of existing industries and develops long-term strategies to provide a comprehensive, regional system for occupational advancement, career ladders and worker retraining. The Committee makes recommendations to the Board for funding and program priorities and identifies opportunities for collaboration and leveraging of resources.
The Communication Committee works with Board and staff to raise awareness of workforce development issues on the Peninsula. The Committee oversees the dissemination of marketing and outreach materials to the business community, appropriate committees and/or audiences. The Committee develops strategies to address short and long-term communication requirements, including newsletters, brochures, website, and other promotional materials. The Committee reviews and monitors legislative activities and makes recommendations of policy directives to the Executive Committee. The Committee makes recommendations to the Board for funding and program priorities and identifies opportunities for collaboration and leveraging of resources.