Regional Workforce Plan and DeKalb Local Workforce Plan Documents Now Available for Review
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provides designated regions and local workforce development areas the responsibility to create employment and training systems tailored specifically to regional economies. These systems must meet the needs of the full range of learners and workers, including those with barriers to employment. The system must also address the specific needs of regional employers and the skills they require. WIOA requires the Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB) to submit a local plan to the Governor. If the local area is part of a planning region, the LWDB will work collaboratively with other LWDBs in the designated region to prepare and submit its local plan as part of a regional plan. The local and regional plans provide the framework for local areas to define how their workforce development systems will achieve the purposes of WIOA. The regional and local plans serve as 4-year action plans to develop, align, and integrate the region and local area’s job driven workforce development systems, and provides the platform to achieve the local area’s visions and strategic goals.
As required by WIOA, the five Local Workforce Development Boards in the 10-county metro Atlanta region (Workforce Region 3) have prepared a regional workforce plan for the City of Atlanta and the counties of Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale. In addition, each of the five LWDBs have prepared unique local workforce plans for their service area. ARC, as the fiscal and administrative agent for the Atlanta Regional Workforce Development Board (ARWDB), prepared a local workforce plan update for the counties of Cherokee, Clayton, Douglas, Fayette, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale.
As required by the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA), the Local Workforce Development Board in DeKalb County (Workforce Region 5) have prepared updates to the regional workforce plan. The document is available for review and comment below.
A hardcopy of the local workforce plan is available for review at the WorkSource DeKalb office located at 774 Jordan Lane Building #4 Decatur, GA 30033. Contact the WSD at 404-687-3400 if you are interested in reviewing the document at WSD. Comments will be accepted during a 30-day period of November 6, 2018 – December 6, 2018. Email comments to: (DeKalbWorks@dekalbcountyga.gov)
|Metro Atlanta Region - Summary of Revisions based on State Feedback.pdf|
|Metro Atlanta Region Combined Plans - All Regions - REVISED.pdf|
|DeKalb Pages from Metro Atlanta Region Combined Plans - All Regions - Draft 11.06.18.docx|
Regional and Local Plan anticipated release date…Friday, July 1, 2019.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provides designated regions for local workforce areas with the responsibility and opportunity to develop employment and training systems tailored specifically to regional economies. These systems must meet the needs of the full range of learners, workers and those with barriers to employment. The system must address the specific needs of regional employers and the skills they require. The local or regional plan provides framework for local areas to define how their workforce development systems will achieve the purposes of WIOA. The regional or local plans serves as a four-year action plan to develop, align and integrate the region and local area’s job driven workforce development systems. This provides a platform to achieve the local area’s vision and also strategic and operational goals. Since the local plan is only as effective as the partnerships that utilize it, it must represent a collaborative process among local elected officials, boards and other required partners (including economic development, education and private sector partners). This collaboration is necessary to create a shared understanding of the local area’s workforce investment needs, to share a vision of how the workforce investment system can be designed to meet those needs, and to agree upon key strategies to realize this vision.
Local Plan 2012-2017
The Federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 requires each local workforce area in Georgia to develop a comprehensive five-year WIA plan describing their local workforce service delivery system. The plan, initially prepared in 2000, has been updated periodically - most recently for Program Years 2012-2017. Please click the link below to view the most recent plan. Please contact our office regarding questions or if additional information is needed.