As you are aware, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act began on July 1, 2015. As part of the implementation process, our local County Mayors and Executives in LWDA 8 were required to appointment members to the Workforce Board to provide guidance and oversight.
The purpose of WIOA is to better align the workforce system with education and economic development in an effort to create a collective response to economic and labor market challenges on the national, state, and local levels.
The law stipulates that the Workforce Boards will maintain much of the same structures under WIA with the exception that the number of required members would be reduced producing more efficient and strategic board size.
Minimum membership under WIOA is nineteen members as follows:
(10) Business Representatives (51%), including the Chair, (4) Labor Representatives (20%),(1) Adult Education/Literacy Representative,(1) Vocational Rehabilitation Representative,(1) Higher Education, Representative, (1) Wagner-Peyser Representative, (1) Economic Development Representative
Keeping with the directive to reduce the Board size, the Mayors and Executives in LWDA 8 have obtained nominations and appointed 20 members to carry out the responsibilities under WIOA. The new Board will be meeting for the first time in September. We welcome them and look forward to their guidance and oversight of WIOA programs and services. As a footnote, we anticipate that several of the WIA Board members will be appointed to standing committees to assist in ongoing workforce initiatives.
Our LWDB members are listed below: *Private Sector Members
|TN Department of Labor and Workforce Development
|Nashville Electrical JATC
|Transition Center/ Retirement Services Officer
|Volunteer State Community College
|Ironworkers Local Union 492
|Hood Container Corporation
|Human Resources Manager
|Forward Sumner County
|President and CEO
|Clarksville Fire Fighters Local 3180
|Sr. Human Resources Manager
|True Value Hardware
|Peed Family Associates, LLC
|DBS & Associates Engineering, Inc.
|Human Resources Consultant
|TN College of Applied Technology – Dickson
|TN Rehabilitation Center
|AttaBoy Automation, Inc.
|President and Owner
|Betty Machine Company
|President and CEO