WorkSource Metro Atlanta’s draft 2020-2023 Regional Workforce Plan for implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act has been available for public review and comment since August 28th.
To help facilitate this review, leaders from WorkSource Metro Atlanta joined MAX on Friday, September 18th to review the basic tenets of the plan and answer questions. Special thanks to Sonya Grant with WorkSource Cobb for kicking us off with an overview of WIOA, to Rob Davis with WorkSource DeKalb for reviewing the plan’s purpose and components, to Rob LeBeau with WorkSource Atlanta Regional for reviewing the plan’s goals, and to Brett Lacy with WorkSource Fulton for reviewing the plan’s strategies.
Click here to review their joint presentation.
Click here to view a recording of the session.
The draft 2020-2023 Regional Workforce Plan has the following goals:
Support regional innovation and integration activities and strategies to be implemented effectively and consistently at the local level.
Foster meaningful and targeted relationships with key partners in the business, education, training, and credentialing communities to better serve, educate, skill, and prepare customers for sustainable employment.
Promote collaboration among the local workforce development boards to exchange best practices and knowledge sharing for improved efficiency and standardized customer service.
Ensure job seekers have access to quality career services either online or in-person through a “common front door” that connects them to the right services for sustainable employment.
Coordinate employer engagement and business services across the region and foster strong relationships with employers to find the talent they need locally and have the resources to continuously develop their talent.
Improve economic mobility in the region by collaborating with regional workforce development, economic development, business, education/training partners, and organizations on supportive services to reduce racial, socioeconomic, and other inequities in workforce outcomes and provide WorkSource customers upward career pathways with sustainable living wages.
Click here to download the full draft plan.
Comments will be accepted on the draft plan through September 28, 2020, 5:00 PM. Comments should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to Atlanta Regional Commission, Workforce Solutions Group, WIOA 2020 Local Plan Comments, 229 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30030.
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