A Division of the Center for Community Services
As the administrator for the Atlanta Regional Workforce Development Board (ARWDB), ARC's Workforce Solutions Division focuses on demand-driven workforce solutions by providing data and resources for businesses seeking a skilled workforce; as well as providing workforce solutions for dislocated workers, unemployed and low-income adults and youth.
Regional Workforce Plan and ARWDB 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.
Regional Workforce Plan (10-County)
Review the plan (PDF)
ARWDB Local Workforce Plan
Review the Plan (PDF)
A hardcopy of these plans is available for review at the ARC office located at 40 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303. Contact the ARC Workforce Solutions Division at 404-463-3326 if you are interested in reviewing the documents at ARC.
Comments will be accepted during a public comment period of July 13, 2016 – August 14, 2016.
Email comments to: For the 7-county ARWDB local plan: firstname.lastname@example.org;
For the 10-county metro Atlanta regional plan: email@example.com
In addition, you may submit comments via a brief survey, which also seeks additional stakeholder input related to awareness and access to WIOA services. The survey is found here: http://goo.gl/forms/2WbScyw706OCneAk1