Our vision is a world class workforce meeting the demands of the 21st century.
The Cape Fear Workforce Development Board is appointed by the Cape Fear Workforce Development Consortium Board to provide policy guidance and program oversight for workforce development programs in the four counties. The Board is a group of volunteers representing local business and industry (51% representation on the Board), educational agencies, community-based organizations, organized labor, rehabilitation agencies, economic development and the public employment service. The Chairman of the Workforce Development Board must be a member of the private sector.
The Board has a mandate under the Workforce Investment Act to perform certain functions. These are:
- Develop a local five-year strategic plan
- Conduct oversight of the one-stop system, youth activities, and employment and training activities under Title I of WIA
- Select one-stop operators with agreement of the Cape Fear Workforce Development Consortium Board
- Select eligible youth service providers based on recommendations of the Youth Council
- Identify eligible providers of adult and dislocated worker intensive services and training services
- Maintain a list of eligible training providers with performance cost information
- Develop a budget subject to the approval of the Cape Fear Job Training Consortium Board to carry out the duties of the local Workforce Development Board
- Negotiate and reach agreement on local performance measures
- Assist the Governor with the development of the statewide employment statistics system under Wagner Peyser
- Coordinate workforce investment activities with economic development strategies and develop employer linkages
- Promote private sector involvement
- Appoint a Youth Council in cooperation with the Cape Fear Workforce Development Consortium Board