Public Comment Request: Commonwealth of Virginia Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Combined State Plan for the period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2024.
The document linked below presents the draft for the 4-year strategic and operational plan for 15 federally-funded programs that are a part of the workforce development system in Virginia. This plan is required to be submitted to the US Departments of Labor and Education under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Development of this plan is a required function of the Virginia Board of Workforce Development and the Governor must approve the plan prior to submission.
The US Departments of Labor and Education announced the WIOA State Plan Information Collection request which is accessible here (https://www.doleta.gov/wioa/docs/State-Plan-ICR.pdf). This document provides the required elements for submission of the Unified or
Combined State Plans. The Commonwealth of Virginia will be submitting a Combined State Plan.
Closed for public comment on March 8, 2020.
VIRGINIA BOARD OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC PLAN
The 2017-2019 Virginia Board of Workforce Development Strategic Plan, Building a Workforce System that Works for Virginia, represents a two-year strategy to accelerate the transformation of the workforce system in Virginia, prepare people for work, and help businesses fill openings.
A new four-year workforce development Combined State Plan is being developed that will be finalized by spring 2020. The Governor completed a statewide listening tour this fall where he heard from over 1,000 business leaders, education professionals and locally elected officials regarding workforce needs both now and in the future. Governor Northam and his Chief Workforce Advisor, Megan Healy, appreciated the insights that were shared. These are helping create a road map for workforce in the Commonwealth.
In advance of the final drafting, the Governor has asked for roundtable discussions to be held around the Commonwealth to discuss the focus areas before the plan is completed. Please consider joining the discussions at any of the following public meetings:
Northern Virginia Roundtable
December 17th; 10a-12p
Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training
NOVA Woodbridge Campus, Ballroom Room 160A
2675 College Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22191
Please send requests for accommodations to: (703) 878-5770
December 18th; 10a-12p
James Madison University, Ice House, Room 117
127 W. Bruce Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Please send requests for accommodations to: Parker Mercer (email@example.com)
December 18th; 10a-12p
Virginia Western Community College, STEM building room 114
3094 Colonial Avenue, Roanoke, 24015
Please send requests for accommodations to: Morgan Romeo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Southwest Virginia Roundtable
December 19th; 9-11a
Virginia Highlands Community College
Instructional Building (ISC), room 130
100 VHCC Drive, Abingdon, VA 24210
Please send requests for accommodation to: Vota Thomas (email@example.com)
January 9th; 1-3p
William H. Talley III Center for Workforce Development
Nicholas Center, Rooms 102 A/B
John Tyler Community College, Chester Campus
13101 Jefferson Davis Highway, Chester, VA 23831
Please send requests for accommodation to: (804) 706-5175
January 10th; 1-3p
Peninsula Workforce Development Center
Old Dominion University, Second Floor Classroom
600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666
Virginia Board of Workforce Development 2017 Annual Report
Mapping the Virginia Workforce System: A Status Report on Workforce Programs in the Commonwealth
The Virginia Workforce System Summary report was created to align with requirements in Virginia state legislations HB2154 and SB1177. The research was performed and compiled by a team from the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Workforce Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Virginia Workforce Development Overview
Approved by the Virginia Workforce Council in 2013, the The Virginia Workforce Development Overview is a product of the Mapping the Virginia Workforce System: A Status Report on Workforce Programs in the Commonwealth study done by Virginia Commonwealth University. This full color brochure is graphical breakdown of the twenty four programs within the workforce system and the participants those programs serve.
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