Workforce Connections, Southern Nevada’s Local Workforce Development Board
Originally created to carry out the duties of regional workforce development outlined by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998, the Workforce Connections Board now oversees such activities under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014. The Board is composed of a diverse group of people actively engaged in the community who understand the local labor market, and align resources towards effective workforce development in order to meet local area needs. Board members represent various areas of the community including:
- Labor organizations
- Educational institutions
- Community service organizations
- Professional service associations
Board members use their understanding of the local labor market and the economic forces impacting Southern Nevada to define the scope of work performed by Workforce Connections’ One-Stop Delivery System. Working with economic development, K-12 post-secondary educators, chambers of commerce and community service organizations, the Board seeks to build effective partnerships and leverage other resources in order to meet local workforce development needs.
Applications for Board membership
Applications for Board membership are different based on the category you are applying for. Below is a list of the categories and links to the appropriate application.
Business Organization or Trade Organization
Educational and Training Entity
Community / Faith Based Organization
Economic or Community Development Entity
State Employment Service – Wagner Peyser Act
Vocational Rehabilitation Title I
Transportation, Housing or Public Assistance Agency